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Congratulations 2015-16 Winners

More than 100 guests attended the finalist presentations at the Pyramid. From over 20 teams, below are the first- and second-place winners.

The Boxing Movement, First Place

  • Anthony Gonzalez
  • Eric Lara
  • Gina Gionta

IMPETUUM, Second Place

  • Matt Scholten
  • Andrew Siwabessy
  • George Syage
  • Lan Chi Truong
  • Geoffrey Parker

Photos from the Event

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Up to $50,000 in seed funding and services awarded each year

The CSULB Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from across the university to make a difference in local and global communities through innovation and entrepreneurship. The contest helps bridge the gap between a great idea and its execution.

Do you have an idea for a product, service or application that could become the next hot new business? Then Innovation Challenge might be your ticket to help make it a reality.

In addition to $10,000 in seed funding, the winner or winners the judges select will also be provided office space, marketing, legal, and accounting services totaling up to $50,000 of value to help start your new business.

Join the discussion group

Interested in connecting with a team or finding an application developer, marketing whiz, or product design expert to round out your team? Join the Innovation Challenge discussion group to connect with other participants. And like the Innovation Challenge Facebook page to receive the latest updates.

Next year's contest will kick off in September. For more information, email