Madison Trust supports the innovative work of JMU faculty and staff members while creating a one-of-a -kind experience for investor-judges.
How it Works
  • First, a call goes out to faculty and staff asking them to submit their projects for consideration.
  • By email, we invite investor-judges to help decide which 10 projects will be presented.
  • On Friday, February 28, 2020 presenters and investors will gather in person at JMU for the presentation of final projects.
  • Through their interactions with presenters on that day, investor-judges enhance actual innovations.
  • Ultimately, investor-judges embrace their intuition and expertise to make day-of funding decisions.
2019 Projects
Are you interested in supporting this year's projects and investing in JMU's future through Madison Trust?
  • Trash to Treasure: Sustainable Building Materials from Styrofoam Waste
  • JMU Campus Pantry & Basic Needs Security Programming
  • Developing Smart Surfaces for Clean Energy Harvesting Technology
  • Madison Garden Project
  • Madison Academic Brewery: A Brew House Bridge to Industry
  • Making History More Colorful by Colorizing Historical Aerial Imagery
  • Think College: Think Madison!
  • Madison Civic Leadership Series
  • Creating Community Relationships
  • Learning by Giving

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