Lulu eGames

The Lulu eGames is NC State’s biggest startup competition, with over $100k in prizes available for NC State entrepreneurs.

About the eGames

The Lulu eGames runs through the spring semester and includes two rounds of competition with six categories: New Venture, Design & Prototype, Social and Environmental Impact, Arts Venture, Built on Cloud and Daugherty Endowment.

The eGames is made possible by a The eGames is made generous gift from our sponsor, online publishing company Lulu.com.

In 2017, there were 192 entries into the competition, representing 10 of NC State’s academic colleges.

Entering the eGames - Student Categories

Entering the Lulu eGames is easy! You will need the following items for your submission:

  • Completed application
    The application consists of 15 questions related to your venture. The full list of questions can be previewed in the complete rules document.
  • 60-Second Pitch Video
    A 60-second pitch video that clearly explains your venture.

There are five categories of student competition, listed below:

All student ventures are eligible to compete in this category.  

Prize:
1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $7,000
3rd Place: $5,000

Ventures must have a product concept design or prototype.  

Prizes:
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000

Ventures must demonstrate how they are using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges.  

Prizes:
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000

Ventures must be art-based or support the arts community.  

Prizes:
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000

Ventures must be developed using one or more of IBM’s cloud services.  

Prizes:
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000

Enter the 2018 Lulu eGames

The deadline to enter is Feb. 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Daugherty Endowment

The Daugherty Endowment category of the Lulu eGames is limited to ventures who have licensed NC State technology in the past three years. This category is invitation only.

Enter the Daugherty Endowment Category

If you have questions related to your eligibility to compete in the Daugherty Endowment category, please contact us at entrepreneurship@ncsu.edu.