Eleven teams of Purdue University students will pitch innovations in media technology Tuesday as part of a biannual competition. The Purdue Foundry and Mishawaka-based Schurz Communications are partnering on the challenge.

April 25, 2014

News Release

West Lafayette, Ind. — Teams of Purdue students on Tuesday (April 29) will pitch ideas for new media technology to a panel of seven industry experts at the Schurz Communications Innovation Challenge at Purdue: New Ideas in Media Technology.

More than $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at the biannual competition, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Lawson Computer Science Building, 305 N. University St.

Eleven teams have eight minutes to present their idea and a working prototype to a panel of judges. Judges include Neil Berman of Delivra, Scott Blanchard of Cook Medical, Brian Green of WASK Radio, Jeanette Greener of Purdue, Bill Russell of Allegient, Mike Shamus of WKOA Radio and Keith Williams of Caktus Music.

Winners of the Schurz Communications Innovation Challenge will receive $5,000, $3,500 and $1,500 for first, second and third places. Attendees will select the winner of a “Crowd Favorite” prize worth $500. Mishawaka, Ind.-based Schurz Communications sponsors the competition, which is organized by Purdue Foundry. Competitions are held once each semester.

About Purdue Foundry

Purdue Foundry is an entrepreneurship and commercialization hub in Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. The foundry collaborates with longstanding activities already taking place in the center with a goal to increase the growing demand from Purdue innovators who have an interest in forming a startup or licensing their discoveries. The foundry is supported and managed by the Purdue Research Foundation and its team of intellectual property, business development and venture capital experts.

Source: Purdue University

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