CAI Startup Challenges


What are our Startup Challenges?

Our challenges feature federally-funded, commercially-viable inventions to launch companies.

Your Opportunity:

Participate in a challenge and receive entrepreneurial training as well as experiential learning, mentorship, prize money, media attention and funding for your startup. Most importantly, launch a company around the next breakthrough!

Our Current Challenge

The Global Health Innovation Challenge will launch 15+ startups around innovative biotechnology, health security, and supply chain technologies with the potential to boost children’s mental health and pandemic resiliency globally.

Prior Challenges

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