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Witness the innovation

Turn your ideas into investments at our Lion’s Innovation Showcase. Open to students, faculty and staff, our showcase lets you exhibit your creativity, innovations and entrepreneurial spirit. Whether it’s a product or performance, we want to see your work on display. Compete in one of ten categories for your chance to win $2,000 in prizes. Our event is also open to high school students in Northeast Texas.

Note: The Spring 2020 Lion’s Innovation Showcase will be held on Thursday, April 23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Sam Rayburn Student Center.

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Discover With Us

Showcase your ideas from class assignments, university organizations or individual projects. Our judges will evaluate your work and offer feedback to further your success. Now’s the time to pursue your dreams. Take the initiative and join us at our next event. We’ll meet you there!

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The Opportunities Are Endless

We want you to discover innovative ideas for either new or existing products. Opportunities will present themselves, all you need to do is take the initiative.

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How It Benefits You

  • Present your ideas to real investors
  • Make money by selling your products
  • Raise funds for campus organizations
  • Network with potential employers
  • Create social awareness

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Lion Innovation Showcase :: Our Categories

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my family members and friends need to pay to get in?

No! It is absolutely free. Tell all your friends and family to come and discover your great ideas.

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Who do I contact for more information about the Lion’s Innovation Showcase?

Dr. Mario Hayek
Director, Venture College
[email protected]

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When is the Lion’s Innovation Showcase?

Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Sam Rayburn Student Center.

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What categories can I compete in at the Lion’s Innovations Showcase?

  • Agriculture
  • Artistic Work
  • Artistic Performance
  • Culinary Arts
  • Interactive Research
  • High School: Science
  • High School: Artistic Work
  • High School: Artistic Performance
  • Social Venture
  • Product/Service Pitch Presentation
  • Technology
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What categories are open to high school students?

High school students can compete in Science, Artistic Work and Artistic Performance.

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How will I be evaluated at the Lion’s Innovation Showcase?

General Criteria

  • The elaboration and delivery of the idea that reflects knowledge of the domain
  • The work/performance satisfies a demand or a need in the market or society
  • The work/performance is new or unique and will be delivered in a manner reflecting high-quality work
  • The work/performance has the potential to meet a demand and create value in the current market
  • The exhibition of the work/performance during the showcase clearly draws heightened attention from the public and strongly elicits interest from the target audience

Specific Criteria

Product/Service Pitch Presentation

  • The accompanying business plan has the potential to be successful given current market conditions should the plan be executed

Interactive Research

  • The research satisfies a gap in the literature
  • The research presentation is unique (no posterboards) and will be produced and/or delivered in a manner reflecting high quality

Science

  • The product and research has the potential to be successful given current market conditions should it be carried to market
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Am I allowed to participate in more than one category?

No. You can only participate in one category of your choosing.

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