The Big Sell

Description

Get the chance to pitch your idea for an opportunity to win your share of $60,000 in cash and prizes including office space for one year and assistance from Purdue University Calumet students to help you develop a business plan. The Big Sell was created to offer people with big dreams a great opportunity to put those ideas into action. Every applicant who is selected will have two minutes to sell their idea to audience members that will electronically vote for the best ideas and a group of judges. Tell them and us why your idea is the best one out there and how — given the resources — you could make it all happen. There are no losers. Enter now!

Website

http://thebigsell.org/

Competition Organizer

Purdue University Calumet

*International Event*

*Available in all states*

Submission Date

3-01-2013

Business Plan Submission Date

3-01-2013

Awards Date

3-23-2013

Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)

$48,400

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
  • Specialized Industries
  • Virtual/Online
  • 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. 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. 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. More info is available at www.thebigsell.org.

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 IT consulting & support services
- Chicago Technology Group
• $4,200 valued office space at the Hammond Innovation
Center from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013
• $3,000 plus in volunteered business plan assistance from
Purdue University Calumet students from September to 
December 2012
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 
• $2,000 in volunteered IT consulting & support services
- Chicago Technology Group
• $2,100 valued associate-level office space at the Hammond 
Innovation Center from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013
• $3,000 plus in volunteered business plan assistance from
Purdue University Calumet students from September to 
December 2012
3rd PLACE*
• $1,000 in cash
• $1,000 in volunteered legal services
• $1,000 in volunteered accounting services
• $1,000 in volunteered marketing services - The Idea Factory
• $1,000 in volunteered IT consulting & support services
- Chicago Technology Group
• $2,100 valued associate-level office space at the Hammond 
Innovation Center from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013
• $3,000 plus in volunteered business plan assistance from
Purdue University Calumet students from September to 
December 2012