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The 2024 Eagle Works student innovation & entrepreneurship competition will be held Saturday, April 6. Details coming soon! See all dates for this semester at the bottom of the page.
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Elevator Pitch workshop 2/7
Jeff Brown from The Biz Foundry will be leading this session on how to share your idea in 90 seconds or less in a way that will grip your audience from the beginning!
Join us in the iMakerspace at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7!
The iMakerspace is on the third floor of Volpe Library. Use the north staircase (past the MyTECH helpdesk) to access. If you need an accessible entrance, please email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org before 4:30 p.m. that day to arrange.
Idea Challenge returns 2/15
Have you ever had an idea for an invention to make your life easier? Do you dream about opening up your own store/food truck/other business? Ever thought of an app that's innovative and solves a problem that drives you crazy?
Can you talk about any of those things for 90 seconds?
Join us in the Bell Hall Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. for the annual Eagle Works Idea Challenge! Pitch your idea to a panel of judges for a chance at a scholarship!
Students can compete alone or in teams, and will have 90 seconds to pitch their idea – no PowerPoint, no Q&A. Your idea doesn’t need to be fully thought out, but it should be feasible and solve a problem. Get creative and think big!
There will be two workshops on Jan 31 (Business Model Canvas) & Feb. 7 (How to Give Your Pitch) at 5 p.m. in the iMakerpace to help prepare for the challenge as well as a pitch practice on Monday, Feb. 12.
Everything You Need to Know About Eagle Works
- Get registered for the main competition
- Check out information on How to Compete
- Review the Student IP information
- Hear from past winners
- Join our mailing list
- Watch videos of any workshops you've missed
- Find answers to the most frequently asked questions!
Eagle Works Testimonials
Tennessee Rural Development Fund
Eagle Works proudly partners with the Tennessee Rural Development Fund (TNRDF), our valued sponsor since 2022. Thanks to TNRDF's support, we've provided over $20,000 in awards to student entrepreneurs annually. Beyond awards, TNRDF's affordable capital access and rural economic development efforts are helping shape a brighter future for Tennessee's rural communities., which closely aligns with the vision of Rural Reimagined. Together, we're fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and prosperity in our region. For more information, visit: https://tnrdf.com/
Spring 2024 Calendar
Events will be at 5 p.m. in the iMakerspace on the third floor of Volpe Library unless otherwise indicated. Use the north staircase (past the IT Help Desk) to access. If you need an accessible entrance, please email Andrea at email@example.com before 4:30 p.m. that day to arrange.
Events in italics are iMakerSpace workshops. taking place from 5-6:30 pm.. Please register for each event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, major, and T Number.
- Jan-24 Casting the Night Away
- Jan-31 Business Model Canvas
- Feb-07 Elevator Pitches (info & workshop)
- Feb-08 Assemblies and Drawings in SolidWorks
- Feb-12 Pitch Practice
- Feb-15 IDEA CHALLENGE (Bell Hall)
- Feb-21 Business Model Canvas (2nd chance!)
- Feb-22 Paid Media
- Feb-28 Branding
- Mar-06 Effective Presentations
- Mar-07 Generative Design with Fusion 360
- Mar-20 Help Session/Feedback
- Mar-21 Winners aren't made, They're marketed
- Mar-29 Business Model Due
- Apr-03 Pitch Practice
- Apr-05 Final Pitch Practice/Run-through (Bell Hall)
- Apr-06 Eagle Works Finals/Tradeshow (Bell Hall)
- Apr-11 Canva Demo
- Apr-18 Hands on Electronics Manufacturing