About the Competition

About the Competition

The Y-Prize is a contest in which members of the Penn community compete to propose the best applications for an emerging technology.

How It Works

In Round 1 of the competition, teams propose novel applications for one or more of the featured technologies. Each team must submit a video pitch and slide deck that the judges will evaluate on market opportunity, value proposition, team strength, and execution plan. Four finalist teams are selected to advance to the Grand Finale. The competition culminates at the finale, when the finalists pitch their ideas to an audience and a panel of judges selected from the local innovation community. The winning team receives the $10,000 Grand Prize.

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