Jason has been asked to judge the 3rd Annual College Student Innovation Competition held by the Technology Incubator at Knowledge Park. Jason will be joined by other local business leaders to judge student teams from Winthrop University, York Technical College, and Clinton College.
The students will form teams of 3 and come up with a business-ready idea to pitch to the judges, who will be grading them on:
- Innovativeness, creativity, uniqueness
- Business readiness
- Customer discovery and validation
- Appropriate use of technology
The event encourages innovation and creativity from the students while teaching teamwork, compromise, and a focus on the business world. The competition asks them to think outside of the box and come up with an idea that can be both financially successful, as well as fill a void in the consumer marketplace.
Each team will have 5 minutes to pitch their idea, with 5 additional minutes allotted for judge’s questions. The winning team will be awarded a price of $1,500, with 2nd and 3rd place getting $1,000 and $500 respectively. There will also be an audience choice winner that will receive $500.
Presentations will be held in Dina’s Place in the Digiorgio Center at Winthrop University, March 3rd beginning at 7:30 pm. For more information on the event, visit tirockhill.org.