On Wednesday, February 13th, the Werth Institute will be holding a kickoff workshop for Innovation Quest (iQ) 2019. Innovation Quest, one of Werth’s largest entrepreneurial programs, gives students of different academic backgrounds the opportunity to turn their innovative business ideas into a reality. Students at any stage of the entrepreneurial process can participate, meaning that ideas do not have to be fully realized in order to be considered. After the kickoff, which will be held at 7:00 PM in MCHU 102, various other workshops will be held during the semester to teach students how to make their ideas into successful business plans.
Other than their workshops, Innovation Quest also hosts the iQ Competition. Those who apply for the iQ Competition (deadline: March 26th, 2019) are sorted into a top 20 list, and then those finalists have the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of judges. The top three winners of the iQ Competition get $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000, respectively. These cash prizes allow students to begin investing in their ideas and hopefully start making their business plans a reality.