IdeaLabs 2018

ideaLabs 2018 Information

Congratulations to the first place winners of IdeaLabs 18 – EFC Solutions Inc from Ashland University! Siege Engine Games took second place from Lorain County Community College and Enabled Robotics from Case Western Reserve University placed third in the competition.

Every spring the EEC sponsors ideaLabs, an idea competition where undergraduate students from across the region compete for recognition as the champion. ideaLabs encourages all students, from all disciplines, to think about new venture ideas, apply the feasibility study methodology and answer the three key questions: Is there a market? Do the financials make sense? And what resources are necessary?

Each EEC member school holds its own campus idea competition to determine who will represent their institution at ideaLabs.


ideaLabs 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Cleveland State University
Building – UR Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH
(see campus map)
IdeaLabs Flyer

For more information contact:
Victoria Avi

ideaLabs Basic guidelines:

  • ideaLabs is for undergraduate students only from EEC member institutions.
  • A team can consist of 1-5 students.
  • The concept/idea must be new and must have been developed in the current academic year.
  • The Executive Summary should not exceed a maximum of 2 pages, double-spaced, 1” margins and 12 point font. See guidelines for what the Concept Paper should contain
  • The idea must be the students’ and must have been conceived of after January 1, 2017.
  • The Concept Paper must be uploaded to the EEC ideaLabs registration site by 5:00pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • Final Powerpoint Presentation is due no later than Noon on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (no changes permitted after this date). Submit your presentation here.

ideaLabs Format

  • Each entrant will have 7 minutes for their presentation followed by 3 minutes of judges’ Q&A.
  • There will be a 2 minute transition time between contestants.
  • Order of presenters will be randomly determined.
  • Powerpoint presentations will already be loaded on a computer/laptop provided by the venue.
  • Participants are encouraged to arrive early to set up their presentation so it will be ready to access for their presentation.