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Innovation Challenge

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Award Category: Innovation
Project Site: Innovation Challenge
Submitted By: California State University Long Beach
Contact: Forouzan Golshani
562.985.5123

Abstract

The Innovation Challenge is dedicated to developing and inspiring a robust spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation at California State University Long Beach, giving students from throughout the university a unique opportunity to develop the skills needed to launch a new business, and expanding CSULB’s reach as a provider of entrepreneurial education. Each year, students are invited to form teams, attend educational workshops, and work with a mentor to take their business ideas from concept to reality. Four finalist teams are selected, and invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, with the top team taking away up to $50,000 in funding and services to launch their startup. Since its establishment in 2011, the Innovation Challenge has extended entrepreneurial knowledge to hundreds and supported creation of eight new businesses.

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