Have a problem that you want to solve?
How do you make sure you're addressing the right problem? Who needs it solved? Who else is tackling this problem?
IDEAs that Matter is a fast-paced, cross-functional, creative, human-centered event to deep dive into an issue you really care about solving.
This 20-hour Sprint gives you time and guidance to create a thorough pitch deck. You can stay through the night at the IDEA Center or come back in the morning to continue working.
If you don’t have an idea yet but want to be part of a dynamic group, come and join a team during the event!
Teams ready to pitch ideas on Saturday afternoon will be competing for cash prizes ($1,000, $750 or $250).
What to expect at the 20-Hour Event
Reviewing human-centered design principles
Gaining empathy for potential users + discovering their unmet needs
Gathering research and finding contradictions in the market
Defining problem statement
Analyzing current solutions
Determining economic value
Clarifying new value proposition
Planning next steps
… FOOD, FUN, NETWORKING, & PRIZES
Open to ND, St. Mary's Students, Local High School Students and Community Members in the counties of St. Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall
Sponsored by Elevate Ventures
Must RSVP here