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Prototype Fund

Idea Competition

This grant is meant to fund early stage prototypes.  This grant has a rolling deadline.  Applications will be reviewed at the end of each month.  Award announcements will be made by the 15th of each month.  Applications now open! Click Here to apply.

HubCamp and Red Raider Startup

Once you have an idea and you are ready to understand how your idea can make money, hub camp is the next step. A clear road map is necessary if you are going to launch your startup. This one-day basic boot camp designed for the entrepreneur to understand the NSF ICorpa business canvas model and how to begin creating a business plan. Business canvas model and business plan templates are provided.

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The next BIG IDEA meets American Idol. Entrepreneurs from the community, students and faculty may participate in the program. The next BIG IDEA can come from anywhere, create a 60 second video and load it onto the Idea Competition website to be queued for a vote on a 1-5 scale. Entrepreneurs will want all their friends to vote for their ideas, to win a cash prize of $2000 for the best idea.

 Click Here to apply.


iLaunch is a competition for the next big idea. Students and entrepreneurs must submit an application to the program. The competition provides a $10,000 award to the winner. The competition is hosted at The Hub once a year. Participants receive mentoring, templates for business plan and pitch deck. It's recommended that interested parties attend Hub Camp to increase chances of winning the iLaunch competition.

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