SkipsoLabs Digest Mar 13 - Challenges, Contests, Awards

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This report is a monthly digest produced by SkipsoLabs with an overview of the upcoming Contests, Awards and Challenges.

This month we are featuring 10 initiatives that have an application deadline in March:

3 University Challenges
3 Government Challenges
1 Start-up Challenges
1 Corporate Challenges
2 Corporate Awards

If you are interested in a dedicated platform to power your contest, award or innovation challenge contact us on carlo@skipso.com

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SkipsoLabs Digest Mar 13 - Challenges, Contests, Awards

  1. 1. Challenges, Contests and Awards March 2013 http://www.skipsolabs.com1
  2. 2. Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline • 10 new challenges, contests and awards •  Category Breakdown:   3 University Challenges   3 Government Challenges   1 Start-up Challenges   1 Corporate Challenges   2 Corporate Awards2 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  3. 3. UNC Charlotte and UNC Charlotte Venture Prize Charlotte Venture Challenge 2013 •  Grant Type: Startup Challenge •  Awards: $ 75,000 •  Geographic Focus: South US •  Deadline: 1st March 2013 http://charlotteventurechallenge.com/ The Charlotte Venture Challenge process is aimed at exposing entrepreneurs to as many learning experiences as possible. The competition begins with a series of workshops to help start-ups understand their opportunity and business model as well as prepare their application. The Charlotte Venture Challenge business innovation competition, is accepting applications from early-stage entrepreneurial companies in the following categories 1) New Energy & High Tech 2) IT & Informatics 3) Life and Biotech Sciences 4) Consumer Products and Services 5) Student Undergraduate Ventures 6) Student Graduate Ventures3 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  4. 4. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge •  Grant Type: Government Challenge •  Awards: $100K •  Geographic Focus: US •  Deadline: 1st March 2013 http://www.accnrg.com/ The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge is a business plan competition encouraging students from all universities throughout the southeastern United States to develop business plans for new clean energy companies, is now accepting entries. The ACC Clean Energy Challenge, supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), invites business plans with commercialization potential in the clean energy space, including projects related to renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements and advanced fuels/vehicles.4 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  5. 5. UNC Charlotte - Charlotte Research Institute Charlotte Venture Challenge 2013 •  Grant Type: Government Challenge •  Awards: $113,000 •  Geographic Focus: Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee •  Deadline: 1st March 2013 http://charlotteventurechallenge.com The Charlotte Venture Challenge process is aimed at exposing entrepreneurs to as many learning experiences as possible. The competition begins with a series of workshops to help start-ups understand their opportunity and business model as well as prepare their application. The Charlotte Venture Challenge is a start-up competition for early-stage high growth companies. The competition has a history of producing and showcasing some of the Southeast’s most successful early-stage companies. In 2012, 117 start-up companies entered the competition for the chance to win over $113,000 in prize money.5 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  6. 6. Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Funding Challenge 2013 •  Grant Type: University Challenge •  Awards: $10,000 •  Geographic Focus: Arizona •  Deadline: 3th March 2013 https://obesitysolutions.asu.edu/challenge/ The Challenge provides ASU teams from all disciplines with an opportunity to design and develop their ideas and make a difference in the health of their communities. Our basic goal is to develop innovative, scalable obesity solutions that work for real people in the real world. Challenge winners can win up to $10,000 in seed funding plus a slot in ASU’s Venture Catalyst cohort.6 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  7. 7. College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) New York State Business Plan Competition 2013 •  Grant Type: University Challenge •  Awards: $100,000 •  Geographic Focus: New York •  Deadline: 4th March 2013 http://idea.syr.edu/funding/nys-business-plan-competition-regionals/ The New York State Business Plan Competition, one of the nation’s largest student business competitions, is a venture creation and innovation competition where most promising collegiate entrepreneurs and startup companies compete for over $100,000 in funding. The competition encourages students to fully engage in their research and allows them to gain valuable experience through presenting their business plan to potential investors and industry executives on 6 areas.7 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  8. 8. New Jersey City University Build Your Dream Challenge 2013 •  Grant Type: University Challenge •  Awards: $1,750 •  Geographic Focus: New Jersey •  Deadline: 4th March 2013 https://www.njcu.edu/Campus_News_Releases.aspx?id=8844 Build Your Dream™ will be judged by NJCU alumni entrepreneurs and representatives from NJCU’s Business Administration Department, Business Development Incubator (BDI), and Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and private equity firms. The competition is part of an ongoing series of campus programs that focus on entrepreneurship and various aspects of starting a business. The programs typically feature NJCU business faculty, representatives from the SBDC at NJCU, NJCU alumni entrepreneurs, and other experts in various fields, as well as networking opportunities.8 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  9. 9. U.S. Department of Energy MegaWatt Ventures Competition 2013 •  Grant Type: Government Challenge •  Awards: $200,000 •  Geographic Focus: U.S. •  Deadline: 8th March 2013 http://megawattventures.com/ MegaWatt Ventures is an annual clean energy business plan competition that is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, in conjunction with Southeastern US universities. The competition has an over-riding mission of encouraging the commercialization of innovative energy-related technologies from the lab bench into the marketplace. Students, entrepreneurs and faculty are all invited to participate in this exciting program that brings innovation, entrepreneurship and various local industries together to create new ventures that have the potential to create new jobs and help solve today’s global environmental issues.9 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  10. 10. Ernst & Young Global Limited Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2013 •  Grant Type: Corporate Awards •  Awards: Benefits •  Geographic Focus: UK •  Deadline: 8th March 2013 http://www.ey.com/UK/en/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-The- Year/UK_EOY_Home-2012 Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes the passion and drive behind entrepreneurial businesses whether private or listed, socially orientated, family-owned or private equity backed, across all commercial and industrial sectors. The award recognises talent at any stage of a business’s development. You will exemplify entrepreneurial skills and will have created success through your entrepreneurial spirit.10 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  11. 11. The Drinks Business The Drinks Business Green Awards 2013 •  Grant Type: Corporate Awards •  Awards: Benefits •  Geographic Focus: UK •  Deadline: 15th March 2013 http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/awards/db-awards-2013/ The Drinks Business Green Awards 2013 is the world’s largest programme to raise awareness of green issues in the drinks trade and recognize and reward those who are leading the way in sustainability and environmental performance. This year’s Green Awards encourage companies to decrease their impact on the environment and provides the international exposure these companies deserve.11 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  12. 12. Barclays and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA Global Business Challenge 2013 •  Grant Type: Corporate Challenge •  Awards: Not specified •  Geographic Focus: UK •  Deadline: 15th March 2013 (UK) http://www.cimaglobal.com/Events-and-cpd-courses/globalbusinesschallenge/ The CIMA GBC competition is run in three stages. Teams of four act as consultants and compete amongst teams within their country or region at the early stages. The winning team then proceeds to the global final, representing their country or region in the battle for the global champion title. There are different date for each country. Check yours!12 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  13. 13. Want to launch an online contest? Our solution • A branded, web-based platform to help you:  Create an effective and powerful contest-experience for participants, judges, platform administrators  Automate every step in the contest process, reduce the administrative hassles and free up valuable time  Run multiple contests , any size, any type of configuration and with custom branding13 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline http://www.skipsolabs.com
  14. 14. Contact us For sales and media enquiries, please contact: Carlo Soresina carlo@skipso.com +44 77 9627 6923 http://www.skipsolabs.com/14 http://www.skipsolabs.com

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