InnoVention

InnoVention is EIA’s premier startup competition. The competition brings together top early stage NYU student startups to compete for the grand prize. The goal is to challenge NYU students from across the globe to build and create commercially viable ideas for real world problems.

Format & Schedule

InnoVention, as EIA’s premier startup competition, is all about growing while competing. Accepted teams will compete in a series of pitch fest rounds concluding in the showdown to win the grand prize. After each round, judges will eliminate a certain number of teams. The final showdown will be where judges determine the top three team, awarding them grand prizes. Teams will get access to exclusive workshops that'll help them scale and accelerate as well as industry leading mentors throughout the competition. Demo Day will be at the end of the program, where both InnoVention and SparkStart teams will present their ideas and achievements.

December

Team Hunt 1

January

Team Hunt 2
Accepted Teams Announced

Feburary

InnoVention Kickoff
Business Model Canvas
Founder Panel
All Hands
Pitch 1

March

Prototyping
Pitch
All Hands
Pitch 2

April

Scaling and Growing
All Hands
Showdown
Demo Day

Guidelines

To be announced…

Past Winners

Suneris
InnoVention Class: 2011
Funding Raised: $6.35 Million

Edenworks
InnoVention Class: 2013
Funding Raised: $1.3 Million

Physiclo
InnoVention Class: 2014
Funding Raised: $250K

BotFactory
InnoVention Class: 2013
Funding Raised: $100K

FAQ

To be announced ...

Notable Past Judges

Fred Wilson
Managing Partner
Union Square Ventures

Lucas Nelson
Principal
Gotham Ventures

Frank Rimalovski
Executive Director
NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

Sponsors

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We will start accepting applications again in Fall 2016.