Submit your ideas for COVID-19 challenge

UofSC is hosting a student ideas competition to empower you to develop innovative solutions — and take action — on the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise, Faber Entrepreneurship Center and South Carolina Research Authority are seeking students’ ideas that address the most pressing technical, social and financial issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The goal of the competition is to facilitate mitigation of the pandemic’s effects through the innovation of University of South Carolina students. The ideas proposed are limited only to students’ imaginations. The impact can be at the university, local, statewide, national or international level. 

Up to $9,000 prize money (a maximum of $1,000 per winning individual or team) will be awarded for the ideas that have the most potential for impact. Ideas will be developed online in StartupWind, using an idea concept card, a business model canvas and a budget.

Entries are due by 11 p.m. April 19. Winners will be announced by April 30, 2020.

For more information about the competition, visit the Office of the Provost's website.

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