The Conrad Challenge tasks students between the ages of 13-18 to become entrepreneurs and solve worldwide problems. The program, which combines an online application and in-person competitive presentation, develops creative entrepreneurs through hands-on STEM experiences.

Nancy Conrad, who founded the competition, is a friend of STEMx and Battelle and joined us for a webinar in September. Since then, the program has grown to a record number of participants.

With over 300 teams advancing to round 2 of the competition, the Conrad Challenge has an urgent need for additional judges for the for the online Business Plan round of competition. Judges will provide students with feedback and from the comfort of their homes. Judge responsibilities include: reviewing and scoring 3-5 business plans according to the rubric, providing feedback, and agreeing to confidentiality terms to protect student’s intellectual property.

Pass this information along to those you believe would be interested in inspiring students and encouraging future entrepreneurs.

Schedule of events for the Business Plan Round judging:
By Friday, January 11th – Register through the link below and the Conrad Challenge will confirm your participation
Friday, January 11 – Student teams submit their business plans
Friday, January 18 – Judges receive packets from the Conrad Challenge
Friday, February 15 – Judges must submit final scores

Judges will also be invited to participate in person for the final round of the competition April 23-27th at the Kennedy space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

Since doubling participation from last year, the Conrad Challenge needs more judges than ever before.

Register today


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