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SIOY EVENTS AND DEADLINES

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SIOY Kickoff

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 07
Kick-off your Student Innovator of the Year competition experience. Learn how to receive up to $400 to prototype your idea and how to join the process that will increase your technical and professional development and give you a chance to win part of 50k in total prize money. Network with fellow innovators.
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SIOY Ideathon

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 27
Come present your innovative idea to your peers. Practice your presentation skills and get positive and constructive feedback about your idea. Click on event title to sign up to present.
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SIOY Intellectual Property Info Session

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 26
Learn from an IP pro the basics of protecting your innovative ideas and the resources available on campus to help you.
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SIOY Speed Mentoring (Mentor Alliance)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, November 17
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 05
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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Application Deadline

11:59 PM
Saturday, January 14
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- Setup

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 14
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SIOY Showcase

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 15
This preliminary judging competition determines the seven teams that will advance to the Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) Finals competition. The public is invited to listen to refined 4-minute pitches from teams before they present to judges.
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SIOY Finalist Mentoring

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday, February 17
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 01
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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