The Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament is an entrepreneurship competition open to undergraduate and graduate students attending University of Wisconsin System school across the state (except UW-Madison). The competition teaches cutting-edge lean startup business development tools, provides business mentorship and allows participants to compete at a state level for a chance to win seed funding for their idea.
Why should you compete?
In addition to potentially winning a cash prize (up to $2,500) student participants can:
Fine-tune their business pitch.
Showcase their business to a statewide audience.
Engage with seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs.
The top presenters will also receive:
Support from the WiSys Entrepreneurship Program--a concierge service to connect statewide resources and partners for further idea/business development.
Access to the Center for Technology Commercialization programming.
Backing to participate in other entrepreneurship conferences.
Submit an at-large bid during the month of March. At-large bids allow teams, who do not have access to a local qualifier, to participate in the tournament or enable teams, who did not win their qualifier, to have a second chance. Information about the at-large process will be announced soon.
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