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Who should enter?

The Tufts Ideas Competition is designed for early stage business ideas. Winners will be announced in November and receive a $1,000 cash prize, mentorship and invitations to attend a robust series of workshops covering topics such as start-up legal considerations, funding and creating an effective pitch. Open to Tufts students, faculty and staff, the competition provides individuals with validation and support for a business idea.

You may enter the Tufts Ideas competition multiple times and you may also enter the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition.

Read more about how to enter the Ideas Competition.

Eligibility for Tufts Ideas Competition

Applicants to the Tufts Ideas Competition must have actively participating executive members in major roles who are one, or more, of the following:

  • Matriculated Tufts University undergraduate student
  • Matriculated Tufts University graduate student
  • Tufts Postdoc, Research Fellow or Resident
  • Matriculated student at Tufts partnership school (School of the Museum of Fine Arts or New England Conservatory)
  • Tufts University faculty
  • Full-time Tufts University staff

Note: You can enter the Tufts Ideas Competition multiple times.  You can also enter both the Ideas Competition and the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition–in fact, it’s encouraged!