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Tracks and Prize Money

Iona students enter the competition by submitting one idea to a competition track which most closely exemplifies their idea:

  • Social Entrepreneurship Track - Ideas driven by social change and impact (e.g. service learning, Iona in Mission, social ventures).
  • Technology Innovations Track- Ideas driven by technological innovations (e.g. apps, hardware, software)
  • Business Ventures Track - Ideas driven by value creation through economic returns (e.g., anything goes from lemonade stand to high growth venture).
  • Fan Favorite Contest – Milestone 1 (1-minute video pitch) with the most likes/engagement on their video (to be uploaded to the Hynes Institute page) is selected as the Fan Favorite.
Social Entrepreneurship Technology Innovations Business Ventures
1st place - $1000 1st place - $1000 1st place - $1000
2nd place - $500 2nd place - $500 2nd place - $500
3rd place - $250 3rd place - $250 3rd place - $250
Fan Favorite
One prize - $750

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Iona undergraduate and graduate students (a valid @iona.edu email address is required to enter the competition)
  • Students can enter as an individual or as a team with other students
  • Students can only submit one idea to IIC