NAPEC Innovation Challenge


Finalists to present at NAPEC Innovation Conference in NYC, April 22nd 2013.

Teams need to submit an executive summary (maximum 3 pages), due April 1st, 2013. Following the deadline, the judges will review the summaries and select 10 finalists. The selected finalist will need to submit their business plans (25 page document, plus 10 pages of appendices) by April 15th, 2013.
During the competition each finalist teams will give a 10 minutes PowerPoint presentation to the panel of judges and audience of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investors during the NAPEC Innovation Conference in New York City, April 22nd 2013. Following the presentation the judges will then have 5 minutes for Q&A. After the final presentations the team will have opportunity to meet and network with the judges and receive additional feedback and guidance. Each finalist team will be provided an exhibit booth to display a team poster during the challenge reception. The panel of judges will announce prizes at the end of the challenge reception.

Application deadline is April 1st, 2013 5pm EST.


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  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Green
  • Technology - Other
  • Women or Minority-owned
  • Virtual/Online
  • Business - Global
  • Graduate - Global
  • Undergraduate - Global
Who's Eligible

1. The NAPEC IC is open to any student, 18 years of age or older, enrolled in and attending an accredited college or university at the undergraduate or graduate level. The Challenge is also open to recent graduates (specifically, within 1 year of graduating).
2. Individuals may be a member of only one team. Teams consist of at least one student. Teams consisting of 2 to 6 students are highly recommended. Cross-disciplinary teams are strongly encouraged.
3. If the new venture has already received funding from any outside sources (angel investors, other competitions, etc.), amounts, investors, and dates of funding must be disclosed in the initial entry (Overview phase). This competition is intended only for student teams which have not received any outside investment from venture capital firms, and which have received less than a total of $100,000 in outside investment funding as of December 31, 2012.
4. All team members must certify that all work submitted in the business plan is ORIGINAL to the team, exclusively.
5. Finalist teams must be present for judging and award ceremony.
6. Final business plans may not exceed 25 pages in length based on a document that is double spaced, 12 point font with one inch margin (including cover and text), the appendices may not exceed 10 pages in length.
7. Prize money is granted only to the business entity that the winning team forms, e.g. a corporation or LLC. Winning teams will have until December 31st, 2013 to form their business entities;

Competition Prizes

Other prizes include Tickets to the World Innovation Forum hosted by WOBI / HSM Global.

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