Laboratory for IT Entrepreneurship

Transforming IT ideas into ventures

Notice. As of August 2019, the Laboratory for IT Entrepreneurship has merged with the Mason Innovation Exchange (MIX), and LITE's flagsgip program, the Pitch IT competition, has become the Patriot Pitch competion. As a result, this website is no longer maintained. For more information about current programs, visit the MIX's website.

Laboratory for I.T. Entrepreneurship
Ngyuen Engineering Building

Welcome to LITE

Have you got an IT business idea? The Laboratory for IT Entrepreneurship (LITE) can assist you in transforming your idea into a succesful venture. Contact us for more information.


Pitch IT 2018 Business Idea Competition

Register today for the Pitch IT 2018 Business Idea Competition! Participants will have the opportunity to compete for grants totaling $2,000. For more details about the competition and how to apply, please click here.

Funding available for E-Teams

Prototype itLITE has launched Prototype IT, a new program aimed at providing funding to student entrepreneurs with a promising business idea and a preliminary prototype or proof of concept. In each funding cycle, entrepreneurial teams can request up to $1,000 for materials and supplies needed to further develop their prototype. The next deadline to apply is March 15, 2016. For more information about eligibility criteria, application requirements, and selection process, please visit the Prototype IT program page.

E-Mow featured on Fox News

Jason Force, founder of E-Mow, was interviewed on Fox News series Check It Out describing his self-fueled mower.

John Hill is a finalist in the Entrepreneur of 2014 competition

John Hill, with his EasyFBO app, is one of the five finalists in the college category of the Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2014 competition. EasyFBO's will modernize and stramline the service ordering process for Fixed-Base Operators (FBOs) who provide services such as fueling and parking at airports around the world.