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SIOY EVENTS AND DEADLINES

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SIOY Speed Mentoring (Mentor Alliance)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, November 11
Be mentored by BYU College of Engineering alumni and other industry professionals. Deliver your idea or product pitch, answer questions, and receive high-quality feedback from the mentors. You may just find a mentor for your team for the duration of SIOY and beyond. 
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Funding Deadline

11:59 PM
Monday, December 06
Your team can receive up to $400 in funding to prototype your project. To submit a funding request, follow directions on the SIOY application. Questions? Email sioy@byu.edu.
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SIOY Intellectual Property Info Session

7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 12
Learn basics of protecting your innovative ideas from an IP pro and resources available on campus to help you.
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Application Deadline

11:59 PM
Saturday, January 15
Applications currently open— apply now! Submitted applications are reviewed weekly until the application deadline. Questions? Email sioy@byu.edu.
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SIOY Showcase

Wednesday, February 16
This preliminary judging competition determines the seven teams that will advance to the Finals competition. Use your refined 4-minute pitch to highlight what makes your product innovative, the engineering work involved, and its impact to judges, students, and visitors. Four Showcase Honorable Mentions and a Crowd Favorite will win $500 each. Teams who don't advance to the Finals are eligible to compete in SIOY a subsequent year. 
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SIOY Finalist Mentoring

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday, February 18
Mandatory - Prior to the final event, each finalist team will be coached by a private mentor in the development of their short presentation. This presentation coaching will focus on including all aspects of the judging rubric while being engaging and entertaining.
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SIOY Final Competition

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 02
The seven finalist teams will give their presentation to judges in front of a large crowd.  Each finalist team will receive $4,000 just for competing in the final event. Finals competition winners will receive additional cash awards of 1st place- $8,000, 2nd place - $6,000, 3rd place - $4,000, and Crowd Favorite - $2,000.  
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