SCET’s Summer Venture Lab Program

Deadline: May 12

SCET’s Summer Venture Lab Program (May 20 – June 28, 2024) provides student founders the opportunity to take their new venture project or research one step closer to market. Utilizing the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, the curriculum provides best practices along with an emphasis on leadership, mindset, and networking in one of the most robust entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world.

Learn more and apply here. 

CO.LAB Sustainable Mobility Accelerator

Deadline: May 26

Sustainable mobility encompasses the future-forward movement of people, goods, energy, and data—something that unequivocally reflects Chattanooga’s spirit of innovation. In celebration of this focus, CO.LAB launches its sustainable mobility programming in collaboration with gener8tor. Learn more and apply here. 

VentureWell Debut Challenge

Deadline: May 31

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell have come together to support and expand the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge, a competition that recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical design and innovation.

DEBUT challenges teams of students in undergraduate biomedical education to solve real-world problems in healthcare. Prizes of up to $20,000 will be awarded.

Strong DEBUT submissions will demonstrate a mastery of analytical and design skills and capabilities; the ability to manage the product development process; the ability to work effectively in teams; and technical communication skills.

Winning teams will be announced August 26, 2024.

Learn more and apply here. 

Joy of Giving Something (JGS) Fellowship

Deadline: June 5

The goals of the IA/JGS Fellows Program are to elevate photography and digital media as pathways for undergraduate students to pursue their careers and to make a difference in their communities. The program specifically aims to support students for whom economic and family circumstances render such career pathways particularly challenging. 

Over the course of the fellowship year, each JGS Fellow will:

• Receive a $2,000 tuition scholarship.
• Receive mentorship and financial support for a community project.
• Attend Imagining America’s Engaged Arts Summit at UC Davis in Fall 2024. Complimentary registration and travel awards are included.
• Participate in regular, virtual learning exchanges.
• Be connected to the consortium’s national network of scholars, artists, and community organizers.

Learn more and apply here. 

InFlight High-Growth Accelerator

Deadline: June 7

InFlight program helps businesses and founders accelerate success while establishing a solid foundation. InFlight is most beneficial for Nashville-based, high-growth founders in any industry with a minimum of $50,000 in annual revenue, a small team, and solid market traction.

Learn more and apply here. 

Collegiate Inventors Competition

Deadline: June 2024

What is the Collegiate Inventors Competition?
  • Who: Undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled either part time or full time at a U.S. college or university, including non-U.S. citizens who can meet our student status requirements.
  • What: A unique invention contest offering opportunities to advance your invention through national exposure, expert mentorship, networking and more.
  • Where: Finalists receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to attend our event at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • When: Each year, applications must be submitted by June. Finalists are selected in August and the event takes place in October. Our next competition will be held Oct. 16-17, 2024.
  • Why: Through this a one-of-a-kind experience, you’ll connect with other collegiate inventors, meet National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductees and patent examiners who will serve as Judges, and compete to win cash prizes* and patent acceleration

Learn more and apply here. 


Deadline: Open-Ended

Join the 7,000+ founders who built their businesses with Techstars.

Applications are open year-round and will be considered on a rolling basis. Your application will be valid for 12 months from the date of application.

Completing this application should take you 30–60 minutes. We encourage you to complete this with any co-founders.

Learn more and apply here.

Jeopardy! Anytime Test

Jeopardy Challenge Card

Deadline: Open-Ended

Jeopardy is seeking new contestants! Do you have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy champion? If you pass the test and meet the minimum eligibility requirements, you will be placed into a random selection process for an invitation to an audition. Assuming you perform well at the audition, you will be placed into the contestant pool and could be invited to compete up to 18 months from your audition date. Making it to an audition is not a guarantee of being invited to compete on the show.

Learn more and apply here.