About the Competition

In May 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic had shut down the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment industries, the Ted and Doris Lee Family Foundation, together with the UNLV Lee Business School's Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, launched the Lee Prize for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The $1 million prize was a way to spur innovation that would make it safer for guests to returen to the hospitality and entertainment industries.

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Housekeeping robots and meltable bedsheets are no longer the stuff of sci-fi. Here's how UNLV and industry partners are helping to steady a shaken hospitality industry through innovative product development.

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