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Innov8 for Health 2013 Challenge looking for students’ entrepreneurial spirit

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It starts with an idea.

College of Mount St. Joseph students are invited to submit an original idea to the 2013 Innov8 for Health Challenge. Last year, two Mount students, Lyla Holt and Cory Wojciechowski, teamed up to win one of the eight awards given to college students.

“I am proud of all of our students who submitted ideas to this event last year,” said Charles Kroncke, Ph.D., dean of the division of business.  “They came up with many creative products demonstrating an entrepreneurial spirit among our student body. I hope more students will submit ideas this year, and it can be students from any major.”

This year’s challenge to college students from around the tri-state will award the best ideas that will help our community and our country achieve the “Triple Aim of Better Health, Better Care, at Lower Costs.”

To participate: Submit your idea on the Innov8 for Health website by January 21, 2013. Then prepare your pitch. The best ideas will be selected to pitch (two minutes or less) during the 2012 Idea Expo on February 15, 2013. If you are selected to pitch, you will be notified by February 1 via email. Pitch your ideas on February 15 to win cash prizes, exposure to investors and potential employers, and create relationships with mentors to help you develop your idea into a business concept and maybe even into a Startup company.

The Innov8 for Health 2013 Challenge will award ideas based on:
• Effectiveness to support the Triple Aim of Better Health, Better Care, and Lower Costs
• Creativity and innovation
• Scalability of the concept to meet the needs of a large population of people
• Usability and design
• Relationship to the Greater Cincinnati community