College Inventors & Entrepreneurs Face-Off In March Madness For The Mind
You probably know about the NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, but did you know that there is a National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)? It has approximately 200 college and university members, and more than 5,000 students at these institutions are on entrepreneurial inventor teams (E-Teams). Now, 15 of those teams are getting ready for a face-off at the March Madness for the Mind showcase in San Francisco.
The three-day event, March 25 - March 27, 2010 at the San Francisco Hilton, Financial District, will feature lectures and panels but, most importantly, it will bring the "E-Teams" together with venture capitalists who can further the advancement of the student inventions. Additionally, the 15 E-Teams, which received grants from the NCIIA last year, will exhibit their inventions to the public at the March Madness for the Mind showcase at San Francisco's Exploratorium® in the Palace of Fine Arts on March 27, 2010.
Here is a look at a few student inventions...
The "face-off?" Starting February 26, 2010, the public will be able to view the E-Team projects on video and vote for your favorite invention at Inventors Digest. The winning invention will be announced at the March Madness event.