2019 beE [be Entrepreneurial] High School Idea Competition

Friday, October 25, 2019 The event started -494 days ago

8:00 AM 2:00 PM

Invention to Innovation Center

2019 beE High School Idea Competition

Friday, Oct. 25th, 2019
UAH College of Business and I2C
Cost: FREE


For additional details and registration visit us online


What's beE?

The mission of beE [beEntrepreneurial] is to empower the next generation of high school entrepreneurs to ideate, collaborate and deliver new ideas. Teams of talented students supported by brilliant teachers and tutored by professional UAH mentors will compete in a business idea challenge to win cash and prizes.

beE is presented by the Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) and College of Business at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. beE is supported by RISE, a Huntsville based networking group, designed with a goal to help small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs network and connect with one another.

What's new for 2019 beE?

New for the 2019 beE – a specially developed hands-on curriculum to support teachers as they prepare their teams. The curriculum has been designed by Dr. Valentina Iscaro, who received her Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (Italy). Dr. Iscaro has served as a Research Scholar at the Wharton School of Business’ Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center, and currently teaches at UAH and Alabama A&M.

Another exciting change for the 2019 beE is the venue. The new Invention to Innovation Center (I2C), adjacent to the College of Business at UAH, is a regional hub for the commercialization of technology-based ventures through incubation, co-working, mentorship, funding, and strategic support. The I2C’s 45,000 square feet combine shared workspaces, co-working communities and collaborative co-creation, making it the perfect venue to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs.

In addition to the exciting changes mentioned above, we will continue to have mentorship over a period of a few weeks leading up to the final, and workshops at the final event for competing and non-competing students.

What is beE [beEntrepreneurial]?

beE is a business idea competition. It is an event in which students can learn, create, interact with UAH faculty, staff and students, experience the college life and challenge themselves through innovation and creativity.

Who can participate?

Only High School students can submit and idea and compete. However, the Grand Finale on October 25th is an event for everybody, you just need to register to attend.

Do I need to pay to participate?

The event is free.

What if I do not have a team?

If you do not have a team but want to compete, please register for the event and contact the beE sponsor in your school. They will help you find a team.

Who is a beE school sponsor and how can I identify a sponsor for my school?

The beE school sponsor is a person (teacher or other school representative) who works closely with the beE staff and is you point of contact for inquiries related to the competition. Ask your teachers or contact us for details on the designated sponsor for your school.

Do you offer travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, we are not offering travel reimbursement. Your schools will secure their own transportation to and from the event.

Who will be there?

Students, professionals, scientists and other invited guests.

Will the media be there?

We are working with media to cover the event. UAH, I2C and RISE staff will be publicizing beE through social media channels. Additionally, we will be taking photos and video to document and promote the event. Participants will be required to sign a release form. Minors will need the signature of a parent. These forms can be downloaded.

What can I win?

Up to $3,000 in cash and prizes!

What are important dates to remember?

Registration Deadline - (Registration OPEN)

Idea Application Deadline - (Submission OPEN)

Mentoring Sessions - September 24th, 2019 to October 23rd, 2019

Grand Finale - October 25th, 2019


Contact: i2c@uah.edu


College of Business, I2C
Public, Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni


Rigved Joshi 4088023448 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Invention to Innovation Center

850 Ben Graves DriveHuntsville, Alabama 35899

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