• Contact mnock@bw.edu to enter.

    You could win up to $6000 with your business concept!

    Every spring the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) sponsors ideaLabs, an idea competition where undergraduate students from across the region compete for recognition as the champion.


    ideaLabs encourages all students, from all disciplines, to think about new venture ideas, apply the feasibility study methodology and answer the three key questions:

    • Is there a market? 
    • Do the financials make sense? 
    • What resources are necessary? 

    Each EEC member school holds its own campus idea competition to determine who will represent that institution at ideaLabs. Only undergraduate students or teams of undergraduate students up to 5 members may compete. The concept/idea must be new and must have been developed in the 2016-17 school year.


    The BW ideaLabs Finalist will take home $1000 and advance to regional competition for a shot at an additional $5000 grand prize, $3000 second place prize or $2000 third place prize.


    February 27 - March 17, 2017

    • Submit Concept Overview (up to 10 slides) to Lori Long at llong@bw.edu
    • Semi-Finalists announced March 17th and contacted via email to schedule a presentation time during the week of March 20th

    March 20 - March 24, 2017

    • Semi-Finalists present Concept Overview before panel of LaunchNET judges
    • Finalist announced March 24th and contacted via email to collect $1000 prize and to prepare for ideaLabs regional competition on April 6th

    April 6, 2017

    • Finalist travels to Lake Erie College to give a 7-minute presentation before a panel of EEC judges
    • Winners announced April 6th and awarded $5000 grand prize, $3000 second place prize and $2000 third place prize

    Contact Dr. Lori Long at llong@bw.edu or stop by the LaunchNET office, located in the lower level of the Union, with questions or to apply.