Scramble Your Campus.

Graduate ideas at the heart of emerging social & business movements

How can you redefine the campus experience? Scrambles are the proving-grounds where students seize opportunities and tackle today’s most difficult problems. Our programs include signature Scrambles™, Hackathons, and Fellowships–each custom designed and expert facilitated to maximize the student experience. Whether you want to inspire students to launch new social and business ventures or build policy models around pressing issues facing the future of education and technology, our process delivers high-impact results.  From undergraduates to PhD candidates and Executive Education, make Scrambles a keystone of your student and campus community engagement strategy.

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What We Deliver

Supercharge Your Campus Innovation Engine

We Deliver...

Rapid skill-building sessions, coaching modules, and peer collaboration in a sprint for practical solutions to local and global challenges.

You Get...

A world-class program designed around campus priorities. Faculty and campus administrators rapidly advance student-driven solutions powered by career-focused learning.

Raise the Bar on Student Programming

We Deliver...

Renowned high-impact program design and facilitation. Our proven program model has helped thousands of students across dozens of campuses form meaningful connections with peers and professionals and launch hundreds of new ventures.

You Get...

Programs that students love. We streamline the planning process and provide extensive professional networking and signature facilitation that creates a fail-safe, enriching, and aspirational student experience.

Measure + Track Impact with Scramblytics

We Deliver...

A powerful & easy-to-understand way to assess and develop talent and teams based on performance.

You Get...

To take advantage of team and aggregate student insights. We provide metrics and feedback that help you measure each program's impact.

Connect & Showcase Student-Led Initiatives

We Deliver...

A program platform for innovation and entrepreneurship centers, student organizations, and Deans' offices to attract community interest and support important campus initiatives.

You Get...

New relationships across your entire campus bonded through a meaningful shared experience. Students get real-world exposure that puts them far beyond campus walls.

What We Scramble

Campus Partners

  • Student Clubs & Orgs
  • Deans' Offices
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centers
  • Business Schools
  • Executive Education
  • Alumni Relations
  • Career Centers
  • Case Studies


  • Cross-Discipline Problems
  • Alternatives to Business Plan Competitions
  • Startup & Social Impact Ventures
  • Education Tech
  • Campus Policy
  • Enrollment Initiatives
  • How do scrambles work?

How Scrambles Work

Scramble programs "plug" into existing efforts. Use our field-tested approach to quickly centralize people's knowledge and know-how, accelerate top-priority initiatives, and transform ideas into new competencies, solutions, and opportunities. We provide the program management and facilitation to ensure each Scramble delivers maximum impact.

  • Scope
    Develop Scramble mandate with Campus Hosts.
  • Plan
    Customize Scramble design and initiate planning phase.
  • Scramble
    Scramble time!
  • Launch
    Students pursue Scramble ventures and initiatives with the help of partners, programs, and resources.
  • Sustain
    Track & support students' progress in preparation for the next Scramble.


  • What campuses Scramble?

  • Can I run a Scramble?

  • Scramble your campus or hire motivational speaker?

  • How much does it cost to bring a Scramble to campus?

  • How long is a Scramble?

  • How do we get the most from our Scramble?

  • The Scramble network has grown thousands of students strong across dozens of campuses--from undergraduates to PhD candidates. Student leaders commit serious time to an intense experience where education can't get in the way of real-world learning.  Several notable campus Scrambles include Harvard University, Babson College, Boston College, and the University of Scranton. We also hold programs on off-campus venues if requested. While the Scramble brand is our signature program, we also custom design student experiences in partnership with administrations, organizations, and companies.

  • Scrambles and StartUp Scrambles are exclusive trademarks of Scramble Systems. A dedicated Scramble team oversees planning and in-program facilitation. Student liaisons lead on-the-ground outreach and coordination - and the planning process is a leadership development experience on its own.  Student organizers learn what it takes to host an unforgettable program as they manage aspects of budgeting, sponsorship, planning, and stakeholder communication.

  • Very different experiences. Scrambles are an intense and intimate learning experience for 20-100 students.  It's a unique opportunity for attendees to form meaningful relationships with peers, guests, and professionals.  Results amplify across campus. However, if your campus needs an inspirational boost for a jam-packed auditorium of students, a motivational speaker may be the way to go. Email us. We're happy to help you fit the right solution to your needs.

  • Interested in Scrambling your campus? First, contact us to check availability and quotes.  We'll work hard to match the right Scramble program to fit your campus goals and budget and even help you explore new funding options. The Program Fee includes 30 hours of pre-Scramble advisory, design, and planning support, along with in-program expert facilitation and our signature post-Scramble evaluation and report.  In 2012 we introduced the "Shared Value" sponsorship strategy focused on recruiting Campus Partners who benefit most to contribute in a serious and meaningful way.

    One more consideration is overhead. While prizes are not necessary, meals and snacks quickly become the big ticket items. Campuses that contract with food service vendors such as Sodexo or Aramark will require nearly double the food budget. This depends on the program venue/location. We're here to help you understand options and navigate best alternatives.

  • Scramble planning begins anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months before gameday. We book programs up to 1 year in advance.  The actual Campus Scramble typically spans 3 days, from Friday to Sunday afternoon.

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