Innovation & Entrepreneurship
24 Hour Disrupt is Back!
October 26th at 2pm - October 27th at 5pm
This year's theme is Public Health.
Teams will compete to develop and pitch, in just a little over 24 hours, a solution to a problem in Public Health.
Your idea can be a product, service, app, non-profit, etc.
In just 24+ hours, through a cross of a scavenger hunt and Shark Tank, you will experience the excitement and pressure of what it takes to get a startup off the ground!
The winning idea will earn a $500 cash prize!
What is 24 Hour Disrupt?
24 Hour Disrupt is an entrepreneurship competition where you are challenged to come up with a solution to a problem in a particular area, this year the challenge is in Public Health. Past year winning solutions included an app to encourage more usage of water fountains (sustainability challenge) and a website to help students explore career opportunities (education challenge).
Is this for individuals or teams?
Both. You will compete in groups of 2-4 and can either come with a friend or come by yourself and join a team on the day of the event. THE EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ON CAMPUS.
What if I don't have an idea?
That's just fine! The challenge is designed to help you come up with an idea during the event.
Do I have to be there all 24 hours?
No, the building will be accessible for 24 hours but you can always go home and sleep.
I don't know anything about entrepreneurship or public health, should I still come?
Of course! The most successful teams come with a diverse background, past winners include computer science and philosophy majors. We will teach you everything you need for a successful pitch!
Passion Path: A library of documentary style videos about the everyday life of different professionals who currently work in the industry (e.g. restauranteur/chef, fashion merchandiser, lawyer, etc.) including answers to questions such as "how did you get to this point in your career?", "what skills did you need to succeed in this field?" and "what advice would you give to people interested in getting into _______ industry?"
Mobile application that tracks refills at water stations. Users earn points that they can redeem on campus and at local businesses.