1.    REALtech is open to all Villanova students.

2.    One person can enter the competition but we recommend that your team be comprised of 2-5 students.

3.    Any idea submitted to REALtech must be a unique and original idea.

  • No idea can have any external funding from any agency, company, etc., regardless of whether the company or agency is for profit, non-profit, government or otherwise. No exceptions.
  • Any idea that is a derivative of ongoing research at the university must be different from the proposed research of the faculty member for which the students work (or different from the students own work if funding is grant, fellowship or scholarship-based). Any idea found to be similar to a faculty member’s work which is funded will be disqualified from the competition. All conflicts of this nature will be handled on a case-to-case basis.
  • Senior projects are allowed.

4.    All deadlines must be met by the date and times listed under the schedule section. All submissions after the final deadline will be disqualified, regardless of round or circumstance. No exceptions will be made for deadlines.

5.    No contact with external judges can be made through the entirety of the competition. Any contact with judges about the competition will be considered a violation of ethics and the team will be disqualified from the competition.

6.    All submissions must adhere to the limits provided.

7.    Student(s) must be present for the final presentation on Thursday, April 19th.

8.    The team must abide by the Villanova University Code of Ethics. Any team found in violation of this code will be disqualified from the competition.

For More Information

Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate
Villanova School of Business
800 East Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
(610) 519-4334

Shawn Howton, PhD
Faculty Director

Jessica Taylor

Charlie Davidson
Professor of Practice

Tony Ziccardi
Center Fellow

Kathryn Gentile
Program Coordinator