Join The Innovation Challenge!

Take your first step towards becoming a true Mason innovator!

October 6-10, 2014 • George Mason University, SUB II 1

The Innovation Challenge is coming to Geek Week!

The Office of Student Involvement is working with MasonLUG, Patriot Hackers, and SRCT to bring the Innovation Challenge to Geek Week. Participants will have five days to develop a complete prototype including branding, business strategy, market analysis, and design. Be a part of the Innovation Challenge this year and build something great with your fellow students!

All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Don't forget to bring your laptop, though!

Directions to Campus

This event will be taking place on the George Mason University Fairfax campus, in Student Union Building II (also called the HUB) room 1. Once you enter the building, turn left down the hallway to find the meeting location.


GMU Fairfax campus visitor resources

The HUB (map)

Shenandoah Parking Deck (Paid parking)


Monday: 4:30-6:30pm / Kick Off

Introductions and competition details. Food will be available.

Tuesday, Wed, Thurs: 4:30-6:30pm / Meet The Mentors

Event coordinators and company mentors will be available for troubleshooting and questions.

Friday: 3:00-4:00pm / Expo

All participatng teams will be showcasing their projects to peers and participating company representatives.

Reserve your seat today!

There are limited spaces, so sign up early!


Interested in becoming a sponsor?

We're looking for organizations to become sponsors! If you belong to a group that would be interested in providing sponsor funding or mentors during the event, please contact Jean Michel Rouly!

Sponsorship Tiers

Career Services

Career Services at George Mason is dedicated to help connect career-ready students for post-graduate success.


Student-Run Computing and Technology is a student organization which enhances student computing at Mason by developing and maintaining systems which provide specific services for Mason's community


The Mason GNU/Linux User Group is a vehicle to learn about Linux and free software in a social setting, create and contribute to free software, and advocate for the use of Linux and free software on campus. If you're a Linux newbie, an open-source geek, a student looking for projects to hack on, a free software philosopher, or someone who's just plain interested in learning what the hubub around Linux and free software is about, we need you!

Patriot Hackers

Patriot Hackers is a student-run cyber security group based in George Mason's Fairfax campus. We strive to teach cyber security concepts and help students develeop industry grade skills. This includes weekly meetings and labs where we team up with Mason Linux Users Group to help integrate more systems knowledge so that our members can have a full view of the system stack and how to exploit and defend it.

Mason Innovation Lab

The Mason Innovation Lab serves as a crucial node in Mason's innovation eco-system. The lab provides physical space, a community and a process that serves to support and accelerate teams of Mason innovators and entrepreneurs.