2017-2018 Event Dates

Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Millikin University

All applicants are invited to the CHSI Kick-off Day to celebrate their innovation, participate in one-on-one mentorship and hands-on peer activities, and much more. Applicants that attend this event will receive at $500 scholarship to Millikin University! Learn more about the day at Millikin here.

Friday, November 3, 2017 – Illinois State University

Coinciding with ISU’s StartUp Showcase, the top 50 applicants are invited to participate in mentoring workshops and networking on Illinois State University’s campus.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Millikin University

The top 30 applicants are invited again to Millikin’s campus for a day of mentorship and pitch workshops. Special workshops provided for high school teachers, with the High School Innovation Grant announced and awarded.

Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and 8th, 2018 – Illinois State University

The top 30 applicants participate in a final display of their innovation and are interviewed on Friday evening. Top ten finalists are announced at 8:30 am on Saturday morning, advancing to a live “shark tank” competition. These finalists compete for 1st-5th place awards and $1,000 cash prizes on Saturday afternoon.

Competition Timeline

Friday, September 15, 2017: Round I Submission Deadline, Online
Apply here.
Saturday, September 30, 2017: Celebrating High School Innovators Kick-off Day at Millikin University
All Round I Applicants encouraged to attend. All Applicants that attend will receive a $500 scholarship to Millikin University.
RSVP here.
Sunday, October 1, 2017: Top 50 Applicants/Teams Advancing in Competition Announced, Online/Email
Friday, November 3, 2017: Top 50 Applicants/Teams attend Startup Showcase at Illinois State University
Friday, January 5, 2018: Round II Submission Deadline, Online
Monday, January 15, 2018: Top 30 Applicants/Teams Advancing in Competition Announced, Online/Email
Saturday, March 3, 2018: Top 30 Applicants/Teams attend Workshop with Mentors/Teachers at Millikin University
Saturday, April 7, 2018: Top 30 Applicants/Teams Display & Interview Phase at Illinois State University
Sunday, April 8, 2018: Announcement of Results of Round III – 10 Finalists Advance to Round IV Immediately at Illinois State University

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