Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Winners!
1st place:
The Simple Seat
Luke Raglin

2nd place:
The Edgie Veggie
Ryanne Mumm
Brittany Dobbins

3rd place:
The Super Box
Cass Gabriel

Best Video Entry:
The Edgie Veggie

The Buc Days Ideas Challenge is a business concept competition open to all students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Main Campus & RELLIS Campus).  The program is a great way to test your business idea, technology, or innovations in a competitive setting.  The program will highlight the most promising innovations and entrepreneurial concepts developed by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students.The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi supports innovation and entrepreneurship in South Texas through the programs and services offered by the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center and the College’s commitment to entrepreneurship education.

Our alliance with Buc Days is an illustration of the mission of the Buccaneer Commission in action.  The Buccaneer Commission has supported educational opportunities for area students since its founding in 1938.  Beginning in 1996, proceeds from the Buccaneer Days Festival in Corpus Christi have benefited the Buccaneer Commission Scholarship Fund, which awards college scholarships annually to students residing in the Texas Coastal Bend.  Learn more about Buc Days and the Buccaneer Commission here.

The winner
of the Buc Days
Idea Challenge will
compete with other

finalists in the final round
of the Raymond Ideas
Challenge at Texas
A&M University
-College Station.

Third: $1,000

Second: $2,000

First: $3,000

1-year membership to the Innovation Center’s co-working spaces.

Best Video: $500



Idea Submission

  • Online application will be available on October 14, 2019.
    Click Here to apply online!
  • All contestants must complete and submit the online competition application and three (3) minute video no later than December 13, 2019.
  • Top 3 finalists will be notified of their Phase II selection on January 17, 2020.
  • Top 5 finalists are eligible to participate in the Best Video Competition.


Live Pitch Final Competitive Round

  • The top 3 finalists will make a live pitch to a panel of Coastal Bend business leaders and entrepreneurs during the 2020 Spring Semester.
  • Each finalist will make a live presentation, followed by Q&A.