Raymond Ideas Challenge

The Raymond Ideas Challenge encourages undergraduate and graduate students to dream up the next great product or service and enter their big idea in this campus-wide competition. This program offers a number of unique features and benefits:Ideas-Challenge-Powered-By

  • Real-world experience: Students receive valuable experience developing business concepts, writing skills and presentation abilities.
  • Networking opportunities: Students have the opportunity to network with the judges and gain invaluable contacts.

Program Highlights
Following is a summary of key program details.

Participation: Students who are pursuing any major are encouraged to submit applications describing their concept.

Selection process: Members of the business and academic worlds judge each submission and the top 40 are named finalists. Finalists present their concept to judges from the business community who challenge them with questions.

Awards: Students who earn the top places receive cash prizes.

  • First place – $3,000
  • Second place – $2,000
  • Third place – $1,000
  • Honorable mention – $500

Video Awards: Students also receive cash awards for the top videos.

  • First place – $1,000
  • Second place – $500
  • Third Place – $250

Sponsorship: The Ideas Challenge benefits from the assistance of sponsors. Learn more about becoming a sponsor.

Learn more about the results of previous Ideas Challenge competitions.