Time Line

Important Events and Milestones

  • 1 June 2017

    Submissions Due

    Season Two of the Idea officially kicked off at SAVMA 2017 in Texas. Individuals and teams interested in entering Season Two must register online for the competition and submit their preliminary Idea by 1 June 2017.

  • July 2017

    Semi-Finalists Announced

    The judges and organizers will meet to review the submissions and choose the best ideas to move on to the semi-finals.

  • 31 December 2017

    The Idea Development Process Begins

    Semi-finalists will continue developing their Ideas and designing their proposals. A group of mentors and guest speakers will providing valuable resources to assist in the process.

  • January 2018

    Semi-finalists Submit Materials, Finalists Chosen

    Full proposals are due in January 2018. The finalists will then be chosen based on the submitted proposals and those individuals/teams will start preparing to pitch their Ideas live at SAVMA 2018 in Pennsylvania.

  • March 2018

    Live Finals: 2018 SAVMA Symposium, University of Pennsylvania

    The $10,000 Grand Prize of The Idea Competition was presented to Michael Conguista from University of Minnesota for his Dental Vet typodont concept. William Aqeel and Emmanouil Emmanouilidis were awarded the $5000 Second Place prize for their U-Syringe concept, and Cory Erb and Devyn Bartell from Washington State University were awarded the $2500 Third Place prize for their PetStat app. Cash prizes were awarded to assist the winning teams in funding the ongoing development of their ideas.

  • The Real
    Innovating
    Begins!