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RvD iPrize

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The Raymond von Dran (RvD) Fund for Student Entrepreneurship at the School of Information Studies is hosting a pitch competition for entrepreneurial students at Syracuse University.

The RvD Fund is named after former iSchool dean Raymond Von Dran. He served from 1995 to 2007, when he passed away. Ray was a long-time academic entrepreneur who started many innovative programs in higher education and supported student innovation and entrepreneurship. His wife, Gisela, ensured that her husband’s infectious spirit for innovation lived on through the creation of the RvD fund after his death.

$50,000 is available for Syracuse students via the RvD iPrize - awarded to top participants in the competition, held every year in March. $40,000 of this prize amount is provided from the iSchool's RvD fund, and $10,000 from the Hunter Brooks Watson Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award.

Apply to RvD iPrize 2020

Applications for the 2020 RvD iPrize Competition are now open! The application deadline is March 13, 2020.

Learn more about the competition and apply

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