Awards | Berglund Center
Five winning teams, will win a 1-year fellowship at the Berglund Center, which consists of a tuition scholarship worth $1,000 for up to 3 members of each of the three winning teams.
Each winning team can choose to receive the Entrepreneur award, which in addition to the scholarship, gives the winners the necessary tools and basic funding to go from the idea to the product/prototype, including $3,000, which are funds managed by the Berglund Center and are used to purchase items associated with the development of the idea (i.e. software, computers, equipment, consumables, etc.), or services (i.e. programmers, consultants, etc.). The Entrepreneur award winners will also receive mentorship, business development, legal and product development assistance. The goal of the award is to help you experience the "startup" process, but in a supportive environment and allow each winner to go from the idea to an actual product/service/prototype within the academic year, providing you with enough experience and information to enable you to take your product to the next level!
The winning teams that do not have the skillset to do the project directly, can opt to receive the Makers award, a unique opportunity for the winning ideas to become a reality through a dedicated group of Pacific makers, including Professors Terry O'Day, Steve O'Day, Andy Dawes, Tyler Brumfield and the Berglund Center. This award is particularly useful for students who- due to busy family/work/school schedules may not be in a position to dedicate the time to creating the product themselves during the 20-21 academic year. While the design and prototyping will be in the hands of the Pacific Makers, the winning teams will also receive the same level of mentorship, business development and legal assistance. The goal of the award is to help you go from the idea to an actual product/service/prototype within the academic year, and give you enough experience and information to enable you to take your product to the next level or anywhere you'd want!
Overall, the total investment in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship of the Berglund Center's Inspired Ideas competition winners is more than $75,000 in direct support of the winning projects. So if you have an idea, it is worth your time to consider submitting it to the Competition!
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