Oregon Tech student team places third at state invention competition; wins visionary award and people’s choice award
Seven student entrepreneur teams present solutions to real-world problems, win over $19k in seed money
Innovative Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) student entrepreneurs competed April 21 for $19,000 in seed money to turn their product ideas and prototypes into real businesses. The winning concept, developed by students Gabbi Pech and Hayden Pech, known as team Stellarum Publishing, is a customizable planning notebook and companion app that can be used to organize tabletop role playing games.
Since it began in 2015, the Catalyze Challenge has awarded nearly $100,000 in prize money and services and continues this year with a prize pool of $16,000. Catalyze 2022 launched in November and 11 teams are currently registered to compete in the April 21 final, including two teams from Oregon Tech’s Portland-Metro campus.
Five Student Entrepreneur Teams Present Solutions to Real-World Problems, Win Over $18k in Seed Money
Speaking in anthropological terms, affinity is a kinship
As part of an Oregon Tech entrepreneurship class, students met with innovators and business owners from around the world, including Oregon Tech’s own alumni. These entrepreneurs included individuals from a wide variety of industries such as fitness, automotive, coffee shop, educational services and medical devices. The experience inspired both the students and alumni.
After a canceled event in the spring of 2020, Oregon Tech’s Catalyze Klamath Falls Challenge is back and ready to serve the Klamath community.