What are the Awards?
Innovator of the Year – This award is intended to recognize innovation and entrepreneurship that has contributed to the development or commercialization of a new technology. This award, which is open to undergraduate or graduate students, may recognize a student start-up company whose success is a result of entrepreneurial talent, creativity, and energy.
Entrepreneur of the Year – This award recognizes an individual or team who have demonstrated passion, vision, drive and real personal growth as a result of running a business while studying at the University. The judges are less interested in profit and loss and more interested in what a student has taken from the experience (tackling of issues, challenges, and opportunities).
Trailblazer Award – True leaders serve, and true servants lead. This award seeks to award a student who has devoted their time and effort in servant leadership. “By blazing a trail”, the recipient of this award will have made a significant effort to contribute to the community by uniquely addressing a problem or improving a situation.
Game-Changer Award – Game-changers act boldly and decisively in response to challenges. This award is for someone who has made a significant impactful difference within their field and has demonstrated their drive to succeed through excellent work in the classroom.
Schedule of Events
6:30 – 7:30pm – Networking Reception
7:00 – 7:45pm – Dinner
7:45 – 8:15pm – Apex Systems Founder’s Panel
8:15 – 9:00pm – Presentation of Awards