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Opt4STEM Partnership for College Success Program

 

CHICAGO INNOVATION CHALLENGE

The Chicago Innovation Challenge is a competition designed to inspire students interested in developing creative and innovative solutions to real-world consumer or business problems. The Challenge is open to any Von Steuben student and entries can be made by individual or teams of up to 4 students. 

Winners will receive both a cash prize and access to mHub Co-Working Space - the city's foremost maker's space!

Prizes:

     1st Place Prize: $2,500 and 6 weeks free rent at mHub Co-Working Space

     2nd Place Prize: $1000 and 6 weeks free rent at mHub Co-Working Space

     3rd Place Prize: $500 and 6 weeks free rent at mHub Co-Working Space

Sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Technology and its Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneur Center| Fogelson Family Foundation| Coleman Foundation| m-Hub Co-Working Maker’s Space.

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Interested Von Steuben individuals or teams can apply by registering at the link below. The registration process includes creating an account and completing an application. 

 

Registration Deadline: Sunday, 1 Oct. 2017 11:59 p.m.

 

Final Presentations: Thursday, November 16, 2017 

 

PREVIOUS VON WINNERS

Previous Von Steuben winners and their ideas are listed below

 

 

2016

Second Place: Anita Kulasic, SmartVest

Third Place: Miza Baig, iBuilder: iOS native app builder