Building on our approach to experiential entrepreneurship education, STVP conducted its first Global Innovation Tournament in 2007. This fast-paced competition challenges student teams to solve a mystery challenge in just a few days to create as much value and impact as possible. This activity offers an engaging way to help students and teams build entrepreneurial skills of opportunity recognition and learning to leverage resources to create value.
From 2007 to 2009, this wildly popular event gained large-scale media attention and a global collection of participants who shared stories of how this exercise helped develop their entrepreneurial mindset. While STVP no longer runs this annual event, we invite you to organize your own local or national innovation tournaments.Download the Innovation Tournament Organizer's Kit (PDF).