Big Idea Competition to be Held Virtually

Babs Carryer in a red jacket

Despite social distancing efforts in place at the University of Pittsburgh, the annual Randall Family Big Idea Competition is still on with final round submissions due Wednesday, April 8 at 11:59 p.m.

This year’s competition, hosted by the Big Idea Center in Pitt’s Innovation Institute, will be held virtually after polling from interested graduate and undergraduate students indicated they still wanted to compete. Student teams will pitch their innovative ideas via video to a panel of judges consisting of local entrepreneurs. A total of $100,000 in prize money will be awarded, with the winning idea taking home the grand prize of $25,000.

The competition’s award ceremony will now be held virtually on Wednesday, April 22, at 5 p.m. virtually on the Big Idea Center’s YouTube page. For questions, please contact Babs Carryer (pictured), director of the Big Idea Center.