International Entrepreneur Competition

Mission Life VIII 2019

Topic: Mental Health

Seeking entrepreneurial teams of students to anticipate and solve challenges that face immigrants and those who serve them. Teams of two-four students from any UIW School or College should have their team names, ideas, abstracts and proposals sent to:

Deadline: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at 11:55 p.m.

Evaluation of Abstracts

Clarity of the abstract
  • Does the abstract provide all of the information needed by Mission Life in order to understand it?
  • Is it concise and to the point?
Quality and creative work: “See a need, fill a need”
  • Is the work that is undertaken relevant to the current state of knowledge in the field?
  • Is it a potentially important contribution?
  • Is the work of interest to a general audience?
Creativity and originality
  • Is the work novel?

The main goal of the competition is to foster innovative ideas and entrepreneurship that addresses real-world problems, also known as “see a need, fill a need.” Any FSOP participants may request that participation in this activity be included as co-curriculum with Dr. Bryant.

This year's topic is Mental Health. This competition addresses the issues of the 21st century and also brings together some of the brightest minds from around the world, which create solutions to the challenges we face today.

The local finalists will be announced on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, by email. The local teams will compete in the UIW finals at the SEC on October 4, 2019, and the winning team will be announced the same day! The winning team will travel to Brazil from November 9-14, 2019, for the international finals on November 11, 2019 at the Pontifical Catholic University of the Parana in Curitiba, PR, Brazil. To show solidarity between the participating universities, cultural activity and a service day for the teams and sponsors will be held on November 12, 2019.

Attend UIW Passport Day in the Student Engagement Center at UIW Broadway Campus:

UIW Passport Day! Hosted by the Houston Passport Agency, UIW Passport Day is open to all UIW students, faculty, staff and their families. Renew your passport or apply for the first time, no appointment needed! This service is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please visit for more information about the materials required to apply or renew your passport with us. This event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Student Engagement Center Concourse. Please contact UIW's Study Abroad Coordinator, Brooke Paynter at with questions.