Lunch and Learn: 2015 TriNet Challenge

09/15/2015 - 11:40am
Dear Scripps Faculty, Students and Staff:
Reminder!!!!  Come have some free pizza and learn about the Fourth Annual TriNet Challenge!!!  
Did you know? Scripps students and faculty placed in the top 3 in the 2013 and 2014 challenges.  The 2014 Challenge also introduced the Social Entrepreneurship category and all five finalists were Scripps academia!
Come to a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, September 15 to learn more about the Challenge and how you can win up to $11,000 in prize money!  And eat some free pizza!
Lunch and Learn:
Tuesday, September 15
Sumner Auditorium
11:40 am - Pizza will be served
12:00 pm - Program begins
Dave Gibbons, UCSD Tech Transfer, Lada Rasochova, Rady School of Management, and Richard Schneeberger, MBA graduate of Rady School of Management will provide information on the Challenge, the prize opportunities, UCSD Tech Transfer, and questions about applications.
What Is the TriNet Challenge?
Do you have an environmentally focused innovative idea or technology that you think might have commercial potential? The TriNet Challenge promotes innovation and entrepreneurship within Scripps, Rady School of Management and Jacobs School of Engineering.  The goal of the Challenge is to promote innovation and commercialization within the three schools by providing entrepreneurially-minded scientists with the opportunity to:

1.    Advance the commercialization plan of their unique idea or technology;

2.    Gain exposure to investors, licensing partners and entrepreneurs; and

3.    Identify potential funding sources, including cash prizes for the finalists.

Applications for the TriNet Challenge are due Wednesday, October 21.

Anyone with a current Scripps Oceanography affiliation may apply - faculty, students or staff.  The application is a short Statement of Interest (1-2 pages).  If you'd like any assistance with your Statement of Interest, we can help - contact Richard Schneeberger (
For more information on this event, contact: 
Christine Castillo
Event Calendar: 
Sumner Auditorium