The TIGER CAGE Business Idea Competition is held annually to discover and reward the best early stage products, services or business concepts that emerge from Auburn University students.

  • If you have a fantastic idea for a business, and are looking for an opportunity to advance it, this program is designed for you. You will have the opportunity to develop your concept and pitch it to a seasoned group of judges, and potentially win prizes that will help jumpstart your business.
  • Students will compete for a share of a prize pool up to $50,000 and other services in kind. 
  • Teams that advance will have access to mentorship from the Auburn community of business talent and successful entrepreneurs.

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Alabama Launchpad is the state’s most active early-stage seed fund investor, driving innovation and job growth through startup competitions and ongoing mentoring for Alabama entrepreneurs. Participating concept-stage and seed-stage companies compete to win $150,000 in prize money.

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LAUNCH is a mechanism to bridge the gap between innovative Auburn University research and the marketplace. Milestone-based cash awards are given to winning teams who complete a competitive process involving a two-stage evaluation of proposals by internal and external parties, followed by a live presentation before judges and the public.

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