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beE is presented by The College of Business and the D.S. Davidson Invention to Innovation Center

at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

 beE is supported by Urban Engine, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization supporting STEAM innovation and entrepreneurship in Northern Alabama and RISE, a Huntsville based networking group, designed with a goal to help small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs network and connect with one another. 


 beE is an entrepreneurship competition for high school students hosted by the College of Business at the University of Alabama Huntsville in collaboration with D.S. Davidson Invention to Innovation Center and supported by Urban Engine. 

The mission of beE is to empower the next generation of high school entrepreneurs to ideate, collaborate and deliver new ideas. Teams of talented students supported by brilliant teachers and tutored by professional UAH mentors will compete in a business idea challenge to win cash and prizes. 


Date: Thursday, Oct. 25th

Time: 9AM – 2PM CST

Location: UAH Business Administration Bldg.

Cost: FREE



Saleemah Ahamed

Elaine Ballew

Miranda Bouldin

President / CEO - Logicore Corporation


L. Justin Burney

Georgina Chapman

Michael Cox

Director - Raytheon


Nick Hanson

CEO -   ACE Creative Engagement


Larry Lewis

President - Project XYZ


Cole Rickles

Analyst - AEgis Technologies   


Dr. Rogie Rodriguez-Quiñones

Engineer / Inventor - Boeing


Dr. Timo Sandritter

COO - Haufe


Ron Wicks

Independent Consultant 


Lisa Williams

President - Soldier 1 Corporation


Application Process

1. Register

Start early and let us know you're interested. Register using links on this page. Remember - every student member on your team must register. Additionally, your school representative must register as well. 

2. Submit Your Idea

We need to know what your idea is all about hence you will need to submit your application using the "Submit Idea Now" link below. You're welcome to connect with us in case you have any questions about the submission process. Remember to submit your idea ASAP

If you're having trouble submitting the form online click here to download an email version in "Microsoft Word" format.  

3. Get Mentored by Experts

Once you submit your application, we will contact your school representative to set-up date / time for your team to meet with experts for a mentoring session. Your team will have two (2) mentoring sessions with the expert. The goal of these sessions is to help your team with the ideation and pitch presentation. You learn, you adapt, you prepare, you present, you WIN!


4. Present and Win Prizes

The Grand Finale event takes place Oct 25th, 2018. Your team will get the opportunity to visit the University of Alabama in Huntsville and present at the College of Business along with participants from other schools and invited guests. Your presentations will be judged in two (2) rounds (semi-final and final) by a panel of judges who will ultimately decide the winning teams. 

Details, Schedules and Consent Forms

This section contains bunch of information related to beE. Please ensure you download and read the Participant Guide and date and sign the waivers. If in doubt communicate with us for answers. We want to ensure you succeed and put your best foot forward. 

Go on BeEntrepreneurial! 

Key dates to remember:

Registration Deadline - OPEN  (Register Here)

Idea Application Deadline - OPEN (Submit Your Idea Here)

Mentoring Sessions - September 24th, 2018 to October 23rd, 2018

Grand Finale - October 25th, 2018


Here's a list of frequently asked questions.


1. What is beE [beEntrepreneurial]?

beE  is a business idea competition. It is an event in which students can learn, create, interact with UAH faculty, staff and students, experience the college life and challenge themselves through innovation and creativity.

2.  Who can participate?

Only High School students can submit and idea and compete. However, the Grand Finale on October 25th is an event for everybody, you just need to register to attend.

3.  Do I need to pay to participate?

The event is free.

4.  What if I do not have a team?

If you do not have a team but want to compete, please register for the event and contact the beE sponsor in your school. They will help you find a team.

5.  Who is a beE school sponsor and how can I identify a sponsor for my school?

The beE school sponsor is a person (teacher or other school representative) who works closely with the beE staff and is you point of contact for inquiries related to the competition. Ask your teachers or contact us for details on the designated sponsor for your school.  

6.  Do you offer travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, we are not offering travel reimbursement. Your schools will secure their own transportation to and from the event. 

7.  Who will be there?

Students, professionals, scientists and other invited guests.

8.   Will the media be there?

We are working with media to cover the event. UAH, I2C and Urban Engine staff will be publicizing beE through social media channels. Additionally, UAH communications staff and Urban Engine will be taking photos and video to document and promote the event. Participants will be required to sign a release form. Minors will need the signature of a parent. These forms can be downloaded here.

9.  What can I win?

Upto $3,000 in cash and prizes!

Contact Us

Got questions? Drop us a line!

Better yet, write to me in person!

VALENTINA ISCARO / vi0004@uah.edu  

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