Design Entrepreneurship IdeaBounce®

August 3, 2020
4-5:30p CDT

Registration is now closed for this event

The Sam Fox School and the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship are excited to co-sponsor our first Design Entrepreneurship IdeaBounce® on Monday, August 3. A panel of Sam Fox School alumni judges will provide feedback on your ideas, and Skandalaris Center experts will share thoughts on resources and next steps.

All Sam Fox School students and alumni are invited to pitch their ideas; there is no cost to register or participate. The Zoom link for the event will be shared separately with all registrants.

What to Expect

- “Bouncers” will have two minutes to pitch their idea without PowerPoint or notes (but props are allowed)
- Judges will score each pitch on the clarity of the idea, the passion of the presenter, and the request for help (what you need next to make your idea a success)
- The event will be fast-paced, with less than one minute between bouncers
- After all the pitches, bouncers and judges will divide into Zoom breakout rooms to ask questions and give specific feedback
- At the end of the event, the group will reassemble and the five projects with the highest scores from the judges will be awarded prizes of $150 each
- Following the event, experts from the Skandalaris Center will be available to give advice and connect bouncers to contacts and resources to support your venture


The judges panel will include these Sam Fox School alumni design entrepreneurs:

- L. Irene Compadre, Founding Principal, Arbolope Studio (landscape architecture)
- Jared Della Valle, CEO and Founder, Alloy (real estate development and architecture)
- Daniel DuGoff, Founder, HOMOCO and DDUGOFF (fashion)
- Mike Konzen, Principal and Chair, PGAV Destinations (architecture)
- Jenny Murphy, Founder, NOT MAKEUP and Perennial (art and social entrepreneurship)
- Amanda Zuckerman, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Dormify (design and decor)


Contact Mike Seper ( at the Skandalaris Center or Nicole Allen ( at the Sam Fox School.