Lyles Center Student Venture Challenge 2011


Entry deadline


Competition Organizer

California State University, Fresno's Lyles Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Eligible participants must either be college student at Fresno State or one of the Lyles Center’s partner Community Colleges: College of Sequoias, Madera Center, Fresno City College, Allan Hancock College, Merced College, Porterville College, Reedley College, West Hills Lemoore, Columbia College (Sonora), Bakersfield College and Willow International.
Important Dates

Participants must submit an entry form and upload a 90-second Youtube video of the business idea by February 15, 2011. 5 finalists will be selected on April 1, 2011. Finalists will give a 15-minute powerpoint presentation on April 30, 2011, and winners will be chosen thereafter.

Competition Prizes

Grand prize: $5,000 cash

2nd place: $2,500 cash

Additional cash prizes for industry specific and "People's Choice" awards will be given out.