The Tiger Cage
Presented by the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, Tiger Cage is an annual competition devoted to discovering and rewarding the best early-stage products, services or business concepts that emerge from Auburn University students and entrepreneurs.
If you have a fantastic idea for a business, and are looking for an opportunity to advance it, this program is designed for you. You will have the opportunity to develop your concept, pitch it to a seasoned group of judges and potentially win prizes that will help in jump-starting your business.
Cash prizes (amounts to be determined) will be distributed to the winning teams. The money will cover legitimate business expenses associated with a start-up. Students will compete for a prize pool of up to $25,000 and access to legal services. Teams that advance will have access to mentorship from entpreneurs in the Auburn University community.
- Tiger Cage is open to individual competitors, as well as teams comprised of up to six Auburn University students. Teams must be led by an active student, but AU alumni are allowed to join teams.
- Interdisciplinary teams (students representing different colleges, schools, departments) are strongly encouraged. It is recommended that these teams include at least three members.
- Teams that have received previous outside investment from venture capital firms, private investors or industry sources are ineligible for the competition.
For more information on Tiger Cage, contact Dr. LaKami Baker, Managing Director, Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Lbaker@auburn.edu.