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Business Innovation Challenge

Inspire, Discover, Design, Make, Pitch & Compete

Get Started Now to Compete March 6!

Take the challenge! Learn to develop innovative business ideas that positively impact your community. See our five workshops below!

Then join your fellow Foothill College students to present your idea at the Business Innovation Challenge on March 6, 2020.



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Six Components of a Business Proposal

The Business Innovation Challenge includes six components, helping participants learn how to grow a business. All proposals are welcome.

Participation in all components or phases is not mandatory to compete in the final competition on Friday, March 6, but is highly encouraged! The top three winners will receive a prize.

Five Workshops to Help You Prepare

Attend any of 5 events designed to help you build your innovation. Gain valuable experience and feedback! Complete the interest form and get updates, too.  See event details below.

DAY & DATE COMPONENT & EVENT DESCRIPTION
WEEK 2
Thursday
JAN. 16
INSPIRE

Hearthside Lounge (2313); Noon–1 p.m.

Be inspired to join the challenge!  You'll hear student success stories from past years and leave with high-level information about the event series.

WEEK 4
Thursday
JAN. 30
DISCOVER

STEM Center (4213); 11 a.m.–1 p.m.



Attend a workshop designed to (a) help students with ideas but who need a team to find team members, and (b) help students with passion but no team to find teams working on business ideas that they can connect with.

WEEK 5
Thursday
FEB. 6
DESIGN

Krause Center for Innovation (4000); Noon–1:30 p.m.



Attend a workshop on Design Thinking, a process to help you develop business ideas into bigger and more impactful concepts.

WEEK 6
Thursday
FEB. 13
MAKE

Krause Center for Innovation (4000); Noon–2 p.m.



Learn about the Makerspace & how to prototype your idea.

WEEK 7
Tuesday
FEB. 18
PITCH

Hearthside Lounge (2313); Noon–2 p.m.


Attend a workshop to learn how to develop a posterboard and your pitch deck for the final competition.

WEEK 9
Friday
MARCH 6
COMPETE

Campus Center Dining Hall (2201); 2–5 p.m.



Participate in the competition. You've got this!

Sponsored by the Business & Entrepreneurship Club, the Business & Social Sciences Division, Office of Workforce and CTE Programs; and Krause Center for Innovation.

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Questions?
Please Contact Me!

Laurence Lew, Business Department Chair

650.949.6138


lewlaurence@foothill.edu 


Room 3018 Main Campus

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Save the Date • May  14, 2020

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL TO PRESENT BY MARCH 13

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