First Look West Cleantech Student Competition

Description

Application deadline

Website

http://flowdoe2012.istart.org/

Competition Organizer

First Look West, US Department of Energy

Local US Event
Pasadena, CA
Submission Date

2-15-2012

Awards Date

11-30--0001

Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)

$200,000

Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Green
  • Specialized Industries
  • iStart
Who's Eligible

At least 50% of the team members must be students studying at accredited U.S. universities. Preference will be given to students in the Western Region: Alaska, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, and Guam. 

The business plan must develop a technology that will have a demonstrable impact in the way energy is generated, distributed, converted or consumed. 

Important Dates

Applications are due on February 15, 2012. A panel of experts will then select the strongest submissions to advance to round 2. Advancing teams will present their business to a judging panel at a "Fast Pitch" competition. Several Fast Pitch competitions will take place throughout the region from March 21 - 25, 2012. Winners of the Fast Pitch competitions will move on to the final judging session, which will take place at California Institute of Technology on April 30 - March 1, 2012

Competition Prizes

$200,000 in prizes will be awarded. 

Other Info

This regional competition is part of a larger, national clean energy business plan competition funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.