Raymond Ideas Challenge

About The 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:

  • 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.

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.

Important Upcoming Dates:

2017 Submissions Open: March 6, 2017

2017 Submission Workshops: March 22, 2017 AND March 28, 2017

2017 Submission Deadline: March 30, 2017

2017 Raymond Ideas Challenge: May 3, 2017


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.