Transcend Madison’s Innovation Competition is a student-led effort to bring students all across UW–Madison together to demonstrate their novel ideas and creations. The event was created by Transcend UW, a student organization focused on providing resources and opportunities to students on the UW–Madison campus who are interested in creating their own ventures. Last year, at the 3rd annual competition, Transcend gave away over $55,000 worth of prizes.
The competition is open to any degree-seeking University of Wisconsin-Madison students enrolled in the Spring 2019 term. Alumni who graduated from UW-Madison in December 2018 are still eligible to compete. Applicants can choose to compete in one of two tracks: Early Stage for less developed projects, and Main Stage for projects that are further in the process and market ready. The early application deadline is December 13, though teams must apply by February 1 to qualify.