24 Hour Imagination Quest (24 Hr IQ): This quick moving, time-sensitive entrepreneurship competition lends itself to working across colleges in multi-disciplinary teams.
Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition (VSEC): A semester-long, interdisciplinary extracurricular entrepreneurship competition, VSEC is designed to give Villanova students the experience of innovating, creating and designing products, businesses and/or services to fill a variety of needs. Those who reach the final round work with outside judges and mentors to refine and enhance their ideas and then progress to deliver their final pitch to a boardroom of investors.
Pitch Day: A campus-wide, all-day event, Pitch Day serves as the culmination of all entrepreneurship activities at Villanova, and the final event for VSEC. Typically, about 30 percent of participants are engineering students.
Android Hackathon: In the Android Hackathon, undergraduate and graduate students from engineering, computer science, and business compete in teams to develop an award-winning Android application within a 24-hour period.
Villanova Summer Innovation Incubator (VSII): Funded by the Harris Corporation, VSII supports student teams in developing and prototyping solutions to real-world problems of their choosing.
Arduino Workshop and Hackathon: A workshop trains students in the use of the Arduino open-source electronic prototyping platform, and is followed a week later by an Arduino hackathon competition.
Raspberry Pi Workshop and Hackathon: A workshop introduces students to Raspberry Pi, an inexpensive, single board computer that uses Linux. The following week, students compete in a Raspberry Pi hackathon putting their new-found knowledge to work.