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The Tufts Ideas Competition

Passionate about solving the world’s biggest problems? Interested in doing it through innovation and entrepreneurship?

If so, the Ideas Competition is just right for you.

The Ideas Competition brings together Tufts students, faculty, and staff to solve problems worth solving. Launched in 2014, the competition kicks off the process for entrepreneurially-minded people at Tufts to select and define a problem they are passionate about, propose a solution that brings unique benefits, and present a financially sustainable plan to bring it to the world.

Winners are eligible to receive cash prizes of up to $1000 per team. Many teams go on to apply for the $100k New Ventures Competition later in the academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

Each team must have at least one core team member who is one, or more, of the following:

  • Tufts University student (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Tufts Postdoc, Research Fellow or Resident
  • Student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts or the New England Conservatory
  • Tufts University faculty, researcher, or full-time 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!