External Opportunities and Events

October 2023


10/1/2023 - 11/30/2023

CLEANR is Hiring!

Alumni-founded startup CLEANR is expanding its engineering team to continue its rapid product development with many of the largest appliance manufacturers. CLEANR is selectively looking for Case Western’s top engineers to contribute to CLEANR’s product innovation and development. These positions are paid, on campus, and offer flexible scheduling. Applications are accepted until November 30, 2023. Click the link above to apply!


Saturday, October 7

NASA International Space Apps Challenge

The NASA International Space Apps Challenge is a hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, technologists, and innovators worldwide to come together and use open data from NASA and its Space Agency Partners to create solutions to challenges we face on Earth and in space. The event hosted on October 7 & 8 is now open for registration! Be a part of the largest annual global hackathon!


Monday, October 9

VIRTUAL: An Evening with Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak

Join the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Monday, October 9 at 7 p.m. for a virtual author event with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who will tell the story of how he ignited the computer revolution and effectively transformed the world and reveal why making technology accessible for all is the key to creating a better future. 

Steve Wozniak is a technology entrepreneur, electronics engineer, computer scientist, programmer, and philanthropist. In 1976, he co-founded Apple Computer with his late business partner Steve Jobs. Through his work at Apple in the 1970s and 1980s, he is widely recognized as one of the most prominent pioneers of the personal computer revolution.

Click here to register! 


Sunday, October 15

The Slavin Family Fellowship

The Slavin Family Foundation Fellowships are awarded to students of extraordinary potential pursuing entrepreneurial projects. Fellowship awardees receive support, mentorship, and perks, including a $4,000 grant and expense-paid invitations to our annual summits. Applications are due October 15. Click here for the guidelines.


Tuesday, October 24

Hudson Library's 2023 Pitch Competition

Applications are open for the Hudson Library's annual Pitch Competition! This competition is open to entrepreneurs age 18+ who are in any stage of entrepreneurship (thinking with an idea, a startup, a small business, or an established company). Seven finalists will be selected, and at the competition, two $2,500 prizes and one $5,000 grand prize will be awarded. Online applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, October 4, and must be received by Tuesday, October 24. Click here to apply!


Tuesday, October 31

Register for CSU's Startup Vikes Pitch Competition

Startup Vikes, Cleveland State University’s premier entrepreneurship immersion experience, is accepting applications until October 31 for their November 2-4 event. More than $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top student teams! Any currently enrolled college student can register to pitch or join a team.


November 2023


11/7/23 - 11/9/23

VR Healthcare Demo Tour

See the future of healthcare through the eyes of Virtual Reality! The International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association (IVRHA) is a member-driven organization comprised of entities throughout the healthcare ecosystem, including technology companies, teaching hospitals and universities, and healthcare providers and insurance companies. They are hosting three demo locations for VR healthcare in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Columbus. Click here to sign up to attend!


Sunday, November 12

SXSW Pitch 2023

Ready to take your startup to the next level?

If so, be a part of SXSW Pitch from March 9th-11th, 2024! SXSW Pitch returns for its 16th year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem's most exciting, innovative, and cutting-edge technology. SXSW Pitch provides an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas in Artificial Intelligence, Voice & Robotics; Enterprise & Smart Data; Entertainment, Media & Content, and more to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Venture Capital / Angel Investor community. Interested in learning more or applying? Click here! Applications are due November 12, 2023. 


Tuesday, November 21

Student Project Fund

Are you a student looking for financial support to purchase materials at think[box]? Consider applying to the Student Project Fund at Sears think[box].

Open to undergraduate and graduate students from Case Western Reserve University, the Student Project Fund supports the following: 

Individual and team-based extracurricular and personal projects.
Projects related to competition.
Entrepreneurial projects that require prototypes. 
Please note the fund does NOT support course-related or research projects.
The application timeframe is from now until Tuesday, November 21st, 2023, or when the fund runs out, whichever comes first. Apply here!


December 2023


Sunday, December 31 

EO Cleveland's GSEA Pitch Competition

GSEA is a pitch competition for college student entrepreneurs (both undergraduate and graduate students) with a cash and in-kind prize package and the opportunity to advance from the regional round to the national and international levels. The application deadline is December 31, 2023. Still, there is a significant advantage to applying early: EO members can mentor and prep students to pitch at the competition on January 27 (held at the new EO space in downtown Cleveland!). Apply here!