UConn's Original Crowdfunding Competition

Welcome to the 5th Annual Ignite Competition! This year 31 groups are competing in the crowdfunding competition.

Throughout the six week initiative, UConn student groups not only raise money for their UConn causes, but compete to win an additional $20,000 in prizes. Ignite will run from February 13 - March 26, 2017. The groups will be competing for the highest number of current student and GOLD (graduates of the last decade) alumni donors. Groups will also have the opportunity to earn additional prize money through a series of fundraising, creative, and social media challenges throughout the course of the competition.

$10,000 Prize Vault Challenge

Opening Day: February 13 > Get at least 5 donors* on Ignite Kickoff Day

Weeks 1 & 2: February 13-February 26 >Highest number of UConn Student donors*

Weeks 3 & 4: February 27-March 12 > Highest number of UConn GOLD alumni donors* (Graduated 2007-2016)

Ignite Day (UConn Student Union Ballroom 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) March 7 > Highest number of donors* (Any demographic)

Weeks 5 & 6: March 13 - March 26 > Highest number of other donors* (UConn alumni who graduated before 2007, Parents, Family, Faculty and staff, and friends)

Total Competition> Most Dollars Raised

$10,000 Student and GOLD Donor Challenge

Three top awards will be given to the groups that have the highest number of UConn student and GOLD (graduates of the last decade) donors. All gifts of $5.00 or more count. Donors can only count one time for each group.

* Gifts of $5 or more count for donor number challenges.

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