Hofstra is excited to launch the 2015 Hofstra-CPXi Venture Tech Challenge. This annual competition, sponsored by alumnus and Board of Trustee member Mike Seiman, the chief executive officer of CPXi, a digital media company he started while still a Hofstra student, challenges students to take an innovative idea from conception to business plan, and in the process compete for $100,000 in prize money.
To allow students to find out more about the competition and meet others interested in forming a team, there will be a networking mixer and information session on Tuesday, December 9, at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center. Dinner will be provided for all in attendance.
Undergraduate students from all schools and colleges at Hofstra are encouraged to compete and create teams. Teams will submit their initial ideas in February 2015 and compete in late April for $100,000 in start-up funding.
Student team progress will be evaluated and monitored over six months, with the guidance of Hofstra faculty members. The contest will culminate in a public presentation of final concepts and business plans to a select panel of judges. The judging committee consists of Hofstra University faculty and administrators, CPXi officials, and other industry leaders.
For more information, or to RSVP to the networking mixer, contact Colin Sullivan at Colin.Sullivan@hofstra.edu or by phone at 516-463-7146.