The LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards are an idea competition, seeking students with the BEST IDEA for a new business, product or service that addresses a significant market need. This is an open competition, available to all students, of all majors, from all colleges and universities. $10,000 in cash prizes available.

Competition Guidelines

Important Dates

March 10, 2017- Proposals due

April 10, 2017 - Semi final presentations 9am-noon

April 27, 2017 - Final presentations and awards

Submission Guidelines

  • Teams must be 2-5 students
  • Multiple disciplines are encouraged
  • Faculty/staff advisor preferred
  • Proposal not to exceed four pages
  • Submit as one PDF file
  • Proposal should include answers to the following questions:
    •     What is your technology based product, service or business idea?
    •     Why is it different and what makes it special?
    •     How are you going to create it?
    •     What are you going to charge for it?
    •     How are you going to sell it?
    •     Who is going to buy it?
    •     Who are your competitors?
    •     What are your competitive advantages?
  • Judging will be based on the quality of the idea and the following rubric:
    • Likelihood of commercialization and business impact on the region (50%)
    • Marketability, including IP (25%)
    • Materials and presentation (25%)

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