Teens remember their first sports team. Their first game. Their first goal. What about their first power tool? Their first invention? Their first robot?
Intellectual Ventures employees love robots, and we're especially happy to share our enthusiasm with rising inventors. Each year we sponsor Washington-based teams in the FIRST Robotics Competition (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), which brings together more than 100 high schools with business and science professionals.
Watch FIRST Robotics teams in action
Not Your Average Volunteer
Our employees mentor teams as they build robots to solve common problems. We teach students how to run their team like a company. And we help them learn the business of invention first-hand.
Read stories and watch video from a FIRST Robotics competition on Project Eureka!