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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

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

Eric Yuan's Leadership Lessons for Building Lasting Enterprise Value

Zoom’s first quarter of fiscal 2021, ending April 30, was characterized by an analyst as “the best quarter in the history of enterprise software.” Reported revenue of $328 million Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Eapen Chacko