Deadline to submit Intent to Compete form
- Competition Organizer
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign's Technology Entrepreneur Center, Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership
- Submission Date
- Business Plan Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)
- Competition Category
- Graduate - Local U.S.
- Undergraduate - Local U.S.
- Who's Eligible
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to compete for the award regardless of college, department, or major. Students must be enrolled full-time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during the academic year in which the award will be presented.
- Important Dates
The Competition Kickoff event takes place on November 10, 2010. Intent to Compete forms are due by January 21, 2011. Semi-finals and Finals take place on April 1&2, 2011, followed by an awards ceremony.
- Competition Prizes
In total, an estimated $75,000 in cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the winning teams and finalists. Prizes will be given out to:
- Most Fundable Venture (Grand Prize)
- Best Elevator Pitch
- Best Green/Clean Tech Venture
- Best Social/Non-Profit Venture
- Best Consumer Product
- Best Bootstrapped Venture
- Other Info
Finalists and winners will have the opportunity to meet with venture capitalists, early stage investors and successful entrepreneurs who will serve as judges for the finals round.