September 2018 Winners
Seven teams presented and five were awarded funding:
Hologram PC Case
Akili Sand Dams
October 2018 Winners
Four teams presented and four were awarded funding:
BOLDED teams indicate a stage advancement!
Check out photos from all our EUREKA! Pitch Nights!
EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series
The Eureka Series of Student Competitions seeks proposals with the potential to make a positive impact through the pursuit of innovative thinking and sustainable business models. The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation can offer student entrepreneurs a variety of resources, ranging from mentoring and idea-stage funding, through assistance that comes in the form of office, meeting, and maker spaces, boot camps, internships, coursework, and an impressive infrastructure. These competitions give undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni the opportunity to work together to turn innovative ideas into real enterprises - creating economic and social value.
These will be awarded at the Innovate! Celebrate! celebration in April.
Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs Competition
The Thalheimer Student Entrepreneurs Competition awards resources to students interested in launching innovative ventures with early stage business models. These include, but aren’t limited to, for-profit startup ideas in any industry, field, or area of interest in technology, science,
non-technical, retail, environment, Internet, products or services, etc.
Michael W. Levin ’87 Advanced Technology Competition
The Levin Advanced Technology Competition seeks to provide resources to student innovators enrolled in the college of engineering, who want to move their early stage technology venture to the next level. The winners of this competition have previously won the Thalheimer competition or have advanced their technology or commercialization efforts to a higher level.
Hans Baer ’47 International Social Venture Competition And Domestic Social Venture Competition
For those who want to make a difference - around the globe or on Bethlehem’s south side. Whether it’s a new technology or innovative service, not-for-profit or profit-for-a-purpose, these competitions seek proposals from students who want to make a big difference & have a plan to do it.
Davis Projects for Peace
In its ninth year, Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2018. The projects judged by the Davis Foundation to be the most promising will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace. All applications for the Social Venture Competitions will be automatically considered for the Davis Projects for Peace. If you want to be considered as a nominee for the Davis prize, you must apply to one of the Social Venture Competitions.
Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer ’55 Grand Prize for the EUREKA! Competition Series
The Grand Prize is an overarching award that recognizes the student venture from any of the EUREKA! Competitions that shows the most entrepreneurial promise. This year, the winners of the 3 competitions listed above pitched live during our annual Innovate! Celebrate! awards dinner and were judged by 3 area experts.