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UAB Anvil - Blazer Innovation Challenge

Join us for an online pitch competition event featuring virtual networking facilitated by Mixtroz

The Blazer Innovation Challenge, sponsored by IBERIABANK, celebrates the completion of the Anvil Student Startup Bootcamp, a 10-week program that provides education, resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students at UAB who would like to launch a business. Students will deliver their final pitch presentations to compete for three cash prizes of $3500, $2000, and $1000.

This year's event will be conducted online via Zoom.

Founded in spring 2018, the UAB Anvil has helped launch 15 student-run ventures. Collectively, these businesses have generated $2.1 million in sales, won $201,000 in competitions and grants, and raised $1.1 million in investment capital.

UAB Anvil Alumni Include:

  • Fledging, LLC
  • TruSpin Nanomaterial Innovation, LLC
  • Link & Lease
  • Carter Sound Solutions
  • MUTT Guitars
  • CHAT Naturals Hair & Skin co.
  • Vector, LLC
  • ... and more!

Thursday, April 16 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event

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This event requires registration.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.