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Prizes and Awards

This year’s competition features up to $5,000 in prizes and awards. The Roo Idea Jump Competition is graciously supported by the Regnier Family Foundations and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. All awards will be announced at the finalist event for the Regnier Venture Creation Challenge on Wednesday, December 7. 2016.


Finalists Award - Each of the four finalist teams will receive $250


People’s Choice Award - The audience will vote for the best idea. The award will be distributed proportional to the number of votes each idea receives.


Judges Award - Each of the three judges will have $500 they can award however they would like. This means each judge could choose to award it all to one team or divide it evenly amongst all teams, or anywhere in between.

Note: This competition primarily is intended for UMKC students. Thus, funds will only be paid out to team members who are full- or part-time, for-credit, undergraduate or graduate UMKC students enrolled during the current semester.

Note: Funds will be applied to your UMKC student account after filling out the necessary paperwork. It may take several weeks for the funds to hit your student account.