Lubbock Community Asked to Vote on Next "BIG IDEA"

The Red Raider Idea Competition is hosted by the Innovation Hub at Research Park and runs until Nov. 30.

WHAT: Voting is now open for the Texas Tech University Innovation Hub at Research Park’s Red Raider Idea Competition. The competition gives entrepreneurs from the community, students and faculty the chance to pitch their next “BIG IDEA.”

WHEN: Through Nov. 30 at midnight

WHERE: Vote online for the best pitch by visiting the competition’s website.

ABOUT: Aspiring entrepreneurs from Texas Tech and the West Texas community have created 60-second video pitches for what they believe to be the next “BIG IDEA.” The community can now vote for their favorite video pitch.

Contestants are also available to media at this time.

Winners will be awarded the following:

  • First Place: $2,000
  • Second Place: $1,000
  • Third Place: $500

The competition is hosted in partnership with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance.

CONTACT: Taysha Williams, program director, Innovation Hub at Research Park, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2134 or

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Innovation Hub
at Research Park

Innovation Hub

This 40,000 square foot facility is designed to become a resource for the faculty and students of both Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as well as community members interested in launching new ventures.

As Texas Tech becomes a major national research university, the TTU Innovation Hub at Research Park is a critical step in building the knowledge-based economy of West Texas.

Students are the future of our innovation-based mission. To aid them in developing their entrepreneurial ideas a new student organization, Texas Tech Innovation, Mentorship and Entrepreneurialism (TTIME), has been created and will be housed in the research park. Public-private partnerships will be able to lease space to develop companies within the facility.


The Innovation Hub at Research Park is located at 3911 4th Street, Lubbock, TX, just west of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.