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The Fowler Business Concept Challenge

Focused on energizing the entrepreneurial spirit of St. Thomas students from across campus, the Fowler Business Concept Challenge encourages students to explore their potential, search out new opportunities and use the skills and knowledge they have acquired to make a difference in the world.

Three levels of competition

Students compete in the undergraduate and graduate levels. Scholarships are awarded to the top four finishers and best presenter at each level. 2013 winners included a product to keep iced coffee from diluting and a premade food service for families whose children suffer from food allergies.


Competition judges include locally and nationally recognized innovators, investors and entrepreneurs. More than half are CEOs, presidents, owners or founders of their companies. Long-term mentorships are formed between many participants and judges.

Connect with the Fowler

Interested in participating? Looking for a partner or team to work with on developing a business concept?

St. Thomas students are invited to use the UST Fowler social channels to find partners and teams and to stay in touch once the competition is underway. This is a great way to stay informed about the competition, including key dates and deadlines, updates on entrants and important news.

“Like” the Fowler Facebook Page

Watch our videos on Vimeo

Download our podcasts

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