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Student Innovators: Get Ready Now for e-Fest 2024

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If you are an undergraduate with a great business idea, we've got exciting news for you. We are beginning the countdown to e-Fest 2024, April 18-20, with the e-Fest Lightbulb Lunch & Learn Webinar Series! It's not too early to start planning for the competition, which since 2014 has given undergraduate innovators a shot at more than $200,000 in prize money to help fund their ventures. You can learn more about e-Fest here.

These monthly interactive panel discussions will walk you through what you need to know to prepare your team to submit to e-Fest 2024. From important dates to advice from judges, each Lightbulb Lunch & Learn webinar provides useful information, helpful tips, and a panel of e-Fest experts.

The series kicks off with the Roadmap to e-Fest webinar on Thursday September 21st. Our team will review important dates for e-Fest 2024 and impactful resources for students and faculty. This intro webinar gives a high level overview of everything you need to know about e-Fest. Register here: Roadmap to e-Fest



Teams and their faculty advisors should also put another date on their radar: e-Fest Development Grant applications open October 18, 2023. Faculty advisors apply for the grants, which provide funding to help the team develop their business pitch. Subscribe to earn early access on the e-FestĀ® website for insider tips from the judges and resources for how to best put your grant funds to use! More on the development grants here. 

Jennifer Gessner
Jennifer Gessner
e-Fest Program Manager / EIX/University of St. Thomas
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DOI: 10.32617/955-64dccbbef03d5
Gessner, J. (2023, August 16). Student innovators: get ready now for e-fest 2024. Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from
Gessner, Jennifer. "Student Innovators: Get Ready Now for e-Fest 2024" Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange. 16 Aug. 2023. Web 19 Jun. 2024 <>.