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Loyola University Maryland

Rising to the Challenge: Ideas to Help Build a Better Baltimore

The goal of this event is to highlight how innovative thinking can lead to an idea that transforms communities and strengthens societies.

Students will receive training and guidance from faculty and professionals as to how to come up with an idea, how to prepare a poster that captures an idea and proposed solution, and how to successfully pitch/communicate your idea. The event includes poster presentations which will be rated by leaders and entrepreneurs in the Baltimore community who will serve as judges for the event. The top five teams chosen by judges will then compete in the pitch phase of competition; prize money will be awarded to the top three finishing teams, as well as the team that receives the audience's vote. Students can enter the competition individually or form teams (up to five students on a team).