"What's Your Big Idea?" Challenge- 2014


The mission of the Lamar University "What's Your Big Idea?" Challenge is to foster an entrepreneurial mindset. The submission of a winning business idea will require creative, careful, and methodical planning and very careful writing, but is much less involved than a fully developed business plan. The Challenge will help students develop an ability to think in an entrepreneurial way, and help to develop the competencies needed to identify and successfully implement new business ideas throughout their careers.



Competition Organizer

Lamar University Small Business Development Center

Local US Event
Beaumont, TX
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Other
  • Women or Minority-owned
  • PitchBurner
Who's Eligible

Undergraduate and graduate students at Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar College- Orange, Lamar College- Port Arthur. Any qualifying Southeast Texas Undergraduate student.

Important Dates

April 2, 2014 Online application Deadline
April 8, 2014 Finalist Selection
April 10, 2014 Workshop for Finalists- Presentation Skills
April 14, 2014 Workshop for Finalists- Presentation Skills
April 26, 2014 What's Your Big Idea Competition Event & Awards Ceremony

Competition Prizes

$3000 First prize
$2000 Second prize
$1000 Third prize (3 awarded)
$1000 Third prize
$1000 Third prize