Have a tech idea? Participate in the Tech Side Hustle program. Here, you will learn skills about starting a side hustle with the focus in technology. All Northeast Ohio college students who are interested in entrepreneurship and how to impact society with technology may join.
EEC will provide:
All students are eligible receive scholarships to cover the costs of tech credential and certifications.
By participating in Tech Side Hustle, you can expect to:
Program graduates should be able to successfully position themselves for regional and national pitch competitions, accelerator programs, and initial investments.
IdeaLabs is an annual idea competition where undergraduate students from across the region compete for prizes and recognition as a champion. This regional pitch competition is open to students of the EEC member institutions (students of all majors are welcome to participate).
Individual students or student teams compete on their campuses - The winners then compete regionally for cash prizes.
The first IdeaLabs took place in 2008, and since 2014, the Fred A. Lennon Trust has generously funded the event.
IdeaLabs 2022 took place in-person and was hosted by EEC board member, Michael Maczuzak, at his business, SmartShape Design. Lake Erie College was the lead organizer of the competition that attracted entries from ten EEC member school.
EEC plans to offer IdeaLabs during Spring 2023.