Thank you for your interest in IdeaBounce. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to cancel this event.
IdeaBounce is designed to bring like-minded people together to discuss business ideas openly. This event is a fun, fast-paced forum focused on new ideas for businesses, programs, and inventions with a focus on nanoscience & nanotechnology. Students, faculty, entrepreneurs and community members are invited to post ideas and attend a networking reception following the pitches. 15-20 ideas will be pre-selected to give a 2-minute "pitch" about their idea. The top 5 ideas will win $100 and attend a private dinner with the judging panel immediately following the event. Submissions will be accepted through April 16, 2013.
Presented as part of "Research & Innovation Week" at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, IdeaBounce is a collaboration with the Skandalaris Center at Washington University.
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Energy & Nanomaterials
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