Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition 2011


Registration deadline


Competition Organizer

Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, Indiana's Midwest Institute of Nanoelectronics Discovery

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Other
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible
The NNVC focuses on Indiana-based start-up ventures that have not yet been launched or are at their earliest stages of launch. An eligible venture is typically one that has generated less than $500,000 in cumulative revenues, has received less than $500,000 in external financing and has been in operation less than three years. The technology or service should be based in the field of nanotechnology. 
Important Dates

Registration for the competition is open until December 6, 2010. Round 1 venture overviews are due on December 21, 2010, Round 2 venture plans are due on February 24, 2011, and final judging will take place on March 25, 2011.

Competition Prizes

First prize: $30,000

Second prize: $15,000

Third Prize: $10,000

Fourth & Fifth Prizes: $1,000 each

Other Info

All registrants will be invited to attend a free workshop on how to create a viable Venture Plan.  Participation is voluntary, but is strongly encouraged.  This workshop will be presented both at the University of Notre Dame and at Purdue University during the months of October and November, 2010.