Innovation Open Mic

The Wond’ry hosts a monthly Innovation Open Mic event, where aspiring innovators are invited to practice presenting their ideas and projects to a panel of entrepreneurial experts and mentors. Whether a business, non-profit, technology, or invention, all ideas are welcome. At the end of each event, presenters receive feedback from the mentor panel to help them improve their projects.

Innovation Open Mic is currently being held virtually via Zoom and is open to students, faculty, and staff of any school or university in the Southeast United States.

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Presenter Sign Up

Presenter applications for 2024 are now open! Presenters will have five minutes to talk about their idea, followed by ten minutes of Q&A with the 4 headlining mentors. We want presenters to receive as many perspectives, thoughts, questions, and connections as possible. Presenters are encouraged to have a slideshow ready.


Mentor Sign Up

Sign up to 'headline’ during an upcoming Innovation Open Mic session. Each month, 4 mentors will be featured from universities across the Southeast U.S. In order to sign up as a headliner, you must be an official mentor with a university in the Southeast.

Dates and Times

Apr. 10

May 8


Zoom Background

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Learn More

To learn more about the Innovation Open Mic, please contact Destane Garrett at destane.s.garrett@vanderbilt.edu.