Initiatives

Competitions

Student Business Incubator Competition and Cohort

Unlock your entrepreneurial potential while pursuing your studies at USF with the Student Innovation Incubator. Our mission is to transform your business ideas into thriving ventures, offering a comprehensive range of resources and support.


HUSTLE Entrepreneurship Program

HUSTLE is a college oriented competition designed to educate students in business entrepreneurship through real-world experiences. Helping undergraduate students tackle leadership and entrepreneruship as they prepare to enter an extremely competitive business world.


USF Saint Petersburg Sustainability Pitch Competition

USF Saint Petersburg Sustainability Pitch Competition

The USF St Pete Sustainability Pitch competition gives students the chance to pitch in front of judges and win over $1,000 in cash prizes. All business ideas are welcome. This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their businesses and make a difference.


Daveler Entrepreneurship Program

Daveler Entrepreneurship Program

The Frank and Ellen Daveler Entrepreneurship Program is a competitive, merit-based award that will be open to upper-level undergraduate college students across Florida.


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USF Video Game Competition

The 2023 USF Video Game Competition is where college students from across Florida compete and share their gaming innovations that can enhance the Florida Business Eco-System and set new trends in the gaming industry. Students ranging from all levels, from undergraduate to doctorate will get to pitch their creations in a Shark Tank-style format where judges will evaluate their games based on their commercial viability and originality. The top three students will win cash prizes to develop their innovations further. 


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USF NASA Patenthon

Patenthon is a Nationwide Stem based business competition where the nation's brightest college students develop new business models to address a Global/Social problem utilizing Nasa Patent Technologies. Patenthon is a collaboration between The USF Nault Center for Entrepreneurship, NASA, NACCE, Florida High Tech Corridor, with more partners to come. 


Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge

Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge

The annual Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge is managed by the University of South Florida. This theme-based state-wide competition is open to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from across Florida who have an interest in health-related innovations.


USF Business Plan Competition

USF Business Plan Competition

The competition provides USF students a chance to receive critical assessments and reviews of their new businesses with professional guidance on strategies and tactics to successfully fund and grow new ventures.


USF Business Model Competition

USF Business Model Competition

The competition provides an opportunity for the USF students to learn about entrepreneurship through the development and presentation of a business idea to a panel of judges. This standard model for innovation focuses on the basics that help tell if an idea is viable or not.