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e-Fest Grants Can Help Schools Fund Entrepreneurship Programs

e-Fest®, our annual business idea competition for undergraduates, returns April 18-20, 2024. If you're a professor or advisor to students in an entrepreneurship program at an accredited US-based Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jennifer Gessner

Student Innovators: Get Ready Now for e-Fest 2024

  If you are an undergraduate with a great business idea, we've got exciting news for you. We are beginning the countdown to e-Fest 2024, April 18-20, with the e-Fest Lightbulb Lunch & Learn Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jennifer Gessner

Johns Hopkins Team is 2023 e-Fest Grand Champion

MINNEAPOLIS -- e-Fest 2023 came to an exciting conclusion on Saturday afternoon, April 29, with an amazing Championship Round judged by top business and entrepreneurship professionals: Ann Winblad, Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Jennifer Gessner and Casey Frid

Meet the Finalists for e-Fest 2023

UPDATE: Here is a link to videos of the 25 finalists presenting their ideas for their ventures.  MINNEAPOLIS, April 3, 2023 -- e-Fest® returns to Minneapolis, MN and the University of St. Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jennifer Gessner

Check Out Our e-Fest 2022 Kickoff Video

Our 2022 e-Fest competition kicked off on April 28 with a video starring all 25 of our finalist teams. Share it with your teammates and friends, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to stay in Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: David Deeds

Announcing Our e-Fest 2022 Winners

A University of New Hampshire Team, shown here with Best Buy Founder Dick Schulze at right, won first place for their business idea, Hydrophos Solutions.  MINNEAPOLIS -- e-Fest 2022 came to an Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: James Beal and David Deeds

Florida-Based e-Fest Team in the Spotlight

  With E-Fest 2022 less than a week away, excitement is building as the 25 finalist teams, all undergraduate innovators, gear up for a chance to win part of the $215,000 prize purse. This will Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: David Deeds

e-Fest 2022 Top 25 Finalists Announced

TOP 25 FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT MINNEAPOLIS, April 1, 2022 -- Drumroll please...EIX proudly announces the Top 25 Finalists for e-Fest® 2022! We are so happy to be returning to Minneapolis and the Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: James Beal

Rutgers University Team Takes Top Prize in 2021 e-Fest

The winning Rutgers University team included (left to right) Juliet Petillo, Harrison Zhang, Clairisse Whang and Alyssa Krisinski MINNEAPOLIS, April 26, 2021 – For the first time in its Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Brittney Quant

Students Need Entrepreneurship Courses Now More Than Ever

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is an updated version of an article that we first published in 2017. The author has updated it because it is especially relevant for the post-Covid-19 workforce.  Today’s Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Sara Cochran