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.
Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs CompetitionThe 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 CompetitionThe 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 PeaceIn 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.