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The Union Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for students and faculty from all colleges and departments to develop an innovative idea for a sports & fitness product, service and/or technology.

The Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Union Bank & Trust, invites you to attend the 2017 Union Innovation Challenge on April 6th in Lane Stadium. Union created this competition to inspire enterprising minds to submit innovative proposals for a chance to win cash funding, as well as significant start-up services from Union. The deadline to register is April 3, 2017. Register to attend the event below.

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Emcee & Keynote



Schedule of Events


3 – 4pm: Registration and Demonstrations by STRIVR and LifeFuels
3:15 – 4pm: Elevator Pitch Competition
4:45 – 5:00pm: Introductions/Emcee Opening Remarks
5 – 5:30pm: Keynote Speaker
5:30 – 5:35pm: Introduction of Judges
5:35 – 6:25pm: Team Pitches from the finalists: SmartGoggleIQ, Laleest, Park and Diamond, Bar None Insulated Apparel, Reactive Restraint Technologies LLC, ProtectX
6:25 – 6:35pm: Judges Confer, Closing Remarks/Presentation of Awards


If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Lester at the Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at bmlester@vt.edu.

You can also attend the Union Innovation Challenge by registering below.

Register Here

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