The Big Sell

Description

The top 50 applicants will be selected to pitch their idea onMarch 29th, 2014. Every applicant who is selected will have two minutes to sell their idea to a large audience that electronically votes for the best ideas and a panel of judges. Those that make it to the final round will have another two minutes to pitch their idea and the judges will have two minutes to ask the team questions. There will be two winners from each of the three categories that will share the prizes.

Website

http://thebigsell.org

Competition Organizer

Purdue University Calumet

*International Event*

*Available in all states*

Submission Date

3-01-2014

Awards Date

3-29-2014

Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)

$15,000

Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Canada
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
  • High School - Local U.S.
  • High School -All U.S.
  • Business - Canada
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Graduate - Canada
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Green
  • Technology - Other
  • Women or Minority-owned
  • Business - Global
  • Graduate - Global
  • Undergraduate - Global
  • High School - Global
Who's Eligible

•Ideas submitted to this competition may come from an individual or a team from anywhere in the United States. 

•There is no limit to the number of members on a team, but team entrants must select one team member (a spokesperson) to present the idea.

•Any area of business is valid.

•Must select under which category the team will compete.

•All ideas must be original work or an improvement upon an existing idea without infringements. 

•If the applicants are involved in an existing venture or company, the existing venture must have only been established for a year or less at the time of the competition.

Important Dates

Application deadline is March 1, 2014.

Competition is on March 29, 2014

Competition Prizes

1st PLACE*
• $3,000 in cash
• $3,000 in volunteered legal services
• $3,000 in volunteered accounting services
• $3,000 in volunteered marketing services - The Idea Factory
• $3,000 in volunteered advisory services 
& access to Business Ignition Systems - Elevate Ventures
• $3,000 in volunteered IT consulting & support services
- Chicago Technology Group
• $4,200 valued office space at the Hammond Innovation
Center from March 30, 2014 to March 29, 2015
• $3,000 plus in volunteered business plan assistance from
Purdue University Calumet students from September to 
December 2013

2nd PLACE*
• $2,000 in cash
• $2,000 in volunteered legal services
• $2,000 in volunteered accounting services
• $2,000 in volunteered marketing services - The Idea Factory
• $2,000 in volunteered advisory services 
& access to Business Ignition Systems - Elevate Ventures
• $2,000 in volunteered IT consulting & support services
- Chicago Technology Group
• $4,200 valued associate-level office space at the Hammond 
Innovation Center from March 30, 2014 to March 29, 2015

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP &
ENVIRONMENTAL CATEGORY
1st PLACE*
• $3,000 in cash
• $3,000 in volunteered legal services
• $3,000 in volunteered accounting services
• $3,000 in volunteered marketing services - The Idea Factory
• $3,000 in volunteered advisory services 
& access to Business Ignition Systems - Elevate Ventures
• $3,000 in volunteered IT consulting & support services
- Chicago Technology Group
• $4,200 valued office space at the Hammond Innovation
Center from March 30, 2014 to March 29, 2015
• $3,000 plus in volunteered business plan assistance from
Purdue University Calumet students from September to 
December 2013

2nd PLACE*
• $2,000 in cash
• $2,000 in volunteered legal services
• $2,000 in volunteered accounting services
• $2,000 in volunteered marketing services - The Idea Factory
• $2,000 in volunteered advisory services 
& access to Business Ignition Systems - Elevate Ventures
• $2,000 in volunteered IT consulting & support services
- Chicago Technology Group
• $4,200 valued associate-level office space at the Hammond 
Innovation Center from March 30, 2014 to March 29, 2015

OPEN CATEGORY
1st PLACE*
• $3,000 in cash
• $3,000 in volunteered legal services
• $3,000 in volunteered accounting services
• $3,000 in volunteered marketing services - The Idea Factory
• $3,000 in volunteered advisory services 
& access to Business Ignition Systems - Elevate Ventures
• $3,000 in volunteered IT consulting & support services
- Chicago Technology Group
• $4,200 valued office space at the Hammond Innovation
Center from March 30, 2014 to March 29, 2015
• $3,000 plus in volunteered business plan assistance from
Purdue University Calumet students from September to 
December 2013

2nd PLACE*
• $2,000 in cash
• $2,000 in volunteered legal services
• $2,000 in volunteered accounting services
• $2,000 in volunteered marketing services - The Idea Factory
• $2,000 in volunteered advisory services 
& access to Business Ignition Systems - Elevate Ventures
• $2,000 in volunteered IT consulting & support services
- Chicago Technology Group
• $4,200 valued associate-level office space at the Hammond 
Innovation Center from March 30, 2014 to March 29, 2015