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2022 Big Idea Challenge!

Submission deadline Sunday, October 9th! 

Click Here for Details and Application

The LaunchPad Ideas Competition is designed to provide students with early-stage ideas the opportunity to compete for cash prizes!

This competition is open to all Montana State University students (undergraduate and graduate) and will feature $10,000 in prize awards.  All Ideas are welcome, including but not limited to new products, services, non-profit ventures, and social impact focus. 

CHOOSE YOUR TRACK

Participants will need to select 1 of the following 4 tracks. 

  • Social and Climate Impact
  • Health & Life Science
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • General 

Prizes

The (4) finalist winners of the Montana State University Campus Round will take home $1,000 each.   And $6,000 will awarded in additional prizes.

Furthermore, four (4) finalists from each campus will move forward to the [National Network Round] competing for:

  • $10,000 in additional prize money to further develop your idea
  • Expert consultations for branding and logo design, plus technology and product strategy sessions

ELIGIBILITY

The applicant must... 

  • be a current student (undergraduate or graduate-level) ​ 
  • be a founder/co-founder (i.e., the person with the original idea) 
  • be in the earliest stages - have an idea or have just started building on an idea 
  • create a profile on Startup Tree and apply as an individual or in teams of  2

Meetings are available with the Launchpad to review your idea and the application:http://www.montana.edu/launchpad/schedule.html

Selected Montana State University semifinalists will be asked to present their ideas in 3 minute pitch on October 25th. This event would be open to the community for viewing. 

Timeline:

  • October 9th: Deadline for Montana State University 
    • All applications must be submitted by 11:59PM MT on Sunday, Oct. 9th.
  • October 10th to October 25th: Deliberation Period and Semifinalist round
    • Applicants will be evaluated and scored. 
    • At Montana State University, a Semifinal in person 3-minute pitch will take place on Oct. 25th in Jabs Hall 
    • 4 finalist $1,000 awards and additional awards
  • November 1st- November 16th : Winner from each track across each school invited and submission of application for finalist network round.

Questions? Please contact the LaunchPad: info@msulaunchpad.org or 406-994-4383.

Click Here to Apply






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