IDEAS SOLVING SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES (ISSEC)
The Ideas Solving Social and Economic Challenges (ISSEC) is a competition to reward IUPUI students for their innovative ideas to solve social and economic challenges facing the nation and the world. The emphasis of the competition is on providing answers to real-world problems, through new approaches, products, services, or ventures. ISSEC challenges IUPUI students--individuals or teams--to propose original solutions to pressing social and economic challenges. One member of each team will have three minutes to present to judges their concept or solution. The time constraint of this “elevator pitch” format challenges the competitors to present themselves, and their idea, in a concise and persuasive manner.
ISSEC is open to all IUPUI students (i.e. undergraduate, graduate, and professional), who are currently enrolled and in good standing. Ideas presented can be in any stage of development, but must be “pre-revenue” ideas. Presentations must be conducted without visual aids. The pitch will be judged by local experts and professionals, who will look for the student’s ability to convey clearly an idea and the value proposition represented in a professional manner.
Prizes for Top Ideas!
1st Place: $2,500
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500
PLUS: $1000 AWARD FOR “AUDIENCE CHOICE”
- NO PROPS!
- NO SLIDES!!
- JUST THREE MINUTES…TO CONVINCE THE JUDGES YOUR IDEA IS THE BIGGEST AND BEST!
The entry period for students is now closed for the Spring 2013 ISSEC competition. But the final elevator pitch event is free and open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend!
IUPUI Ideas Solving Social and Economic Challenges—ISSEC Student Idea Pitch Competition
IUPUI Campus Center Theater, 3:00 pm to 5:30pm, Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
Please register using the following link: http://crl.iupui.edu/Events/eventsRegistration.asp?id=3125
Questions can be directed to Karen White at email@example.com or (317) 274-1083.