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Challenges, Contests and Awards

March 2013

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Challenges, Contests and Awards March Submission Deadline

10 new challenges, contests and awards Category Breakdown: 3 3 1 1 2 University Challenges Government Challenges Start-up Challenges Corporate Challenges Corporate Awards

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UNC Charlotte and UNC Charlotte Venture Prize


Charlotte Venture Challenge 2013
Grant Type: Startup Challenge Awards: $ 75,000 Geographic Focus: South US Deadline: 1st March 2013
http://charlotteventurechallenge.com/

The Charlotte Venture Challenge process is aimed at exposing entrepreneurs to as many learning experiences as possible. The competition begins with a series of workshops to help start-ups understand their opportunity and business model as well as prepare their application. The Charlotte Venture Challenge business innovation competition, is accepting applications from early-stage entrepreneurial companies in the following categories 1) New Energy & High Tech 2) IT & Informatics 3) Life and Biotech Sciences 4) Consumer Products and Services 5) Student Undergraduate Ventures 6) Student Graduate Ventures

3 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline

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Department of Energys (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

$100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge

Grant Type: Government Challenge Awards: $100K Geographic Focus: US Deadline: 1st March 2013
http://www.accnrg.com/

The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge is a business plan competition encouraging students from all universities throughout the southeastern United States to develop business plans for new clean energy companies, is now accepting entries. The ACC Clean Energy Challenge, supported by the Department of Energys (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), invites business plans with commercialization potential in the clean energy space, including projects related to renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements and advanced fuels/vehicles.

4 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline

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UNC Charlotte - Charlotte Research Institute


Charlotte Venture Challenge 2013

Grant Type: Government Challenge Awards: $113,000 Geographic Focus: Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee Deadline: 1st March 2013
http://charlotteventurechallenge.com

The Charlotte Venture Challenge process is aimed at exposing entrepreneurs to as many learning experiences as possible. The competition begins with a series of workshops to help start-ups understand their opportunity and business model as well as prepare their application. The Charlotte Venture Challenge is a start-up competition for early-stage high growth companies. The competition has a history of producing and showcasing some of the Southeasts most successful early-stage companies. In 2012, 117 start-up companies entered the competition for the chance to win over $113,000 in prize money.

5 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline

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Arizona State University


Obesity Solutions Funding Challenge 2013

Grant Type: University Challenge Awards: $10,000 Geographic Focus: Arizona Deadline: 3th March 2013
https://obesitysolutions.asu.edu/challenge/

The Challenge provides ASU teams from all disciplines with an opportunity to design and develop their ideas and make a difference in the health of their communities. Our basic goal is to develop innovative, scalable obesity solutions that work for real people in the real world. Challenge winners can win up to $10,000 in seed funding plus a slot in ASUs Venture Catalyst cohort.

6 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline

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College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)


New York State Business Plan Competition 2013

Grant Type: University Challenge Awards: $100,000 Geographic Focus: New York Deadline: 4th March 2013
http://idea.syr.edu/funding/nys-business-plan-competition-regionals/

The New York State Business Plan Competition, one of the nations largest student business competitions, is a venture creation and innovation competition where most promising collegiate entrepreneurs and startup companies compete for over $100,000 in funding. The competition encourages students to fully engage in their research and allows them to gain valuable experience through presenting their business plan to potential investors and industry executives on 6 areas.

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New Jersey City University


Build Your Dream Challenge 2013

Grant Type: University Challenge Awards: $1,750 Geographic Focus: New Jersey Deadline: 4th March 2013
https://www.njcu.edu/Campus_News_Releases.aspx?id=8844

Build Your Dream will be judged by NJCU alumni entrepreneurs and representatives from NJCUs Business Administration Department, Business Development Incubator (BDI), and Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and private equity firms. The competition is part of an ongoing series of campus programs that focus on entrepreneurship and various aspects of starting a business. The programs typically feature NJCU business faculty, representatives from the SBDC at NJCU, NJCU alumni entrepreneurs, and other experts in various fields, as well as networking opportunities.

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U.S. Department of Energy


MegaWatt Ventures Competition 2013

Grant Type: Government Challenge Awards: $200,000 Geographic Focus: U.S. Deadline: 8th March 2013
http://megawattventures.com/

MegaWatt Ventures is an annual clean energy business plan competition that is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, in conjunction with Southeastern US universities. The competition has an over-riding mission of encouraging the commercialization of innovative energy-related technologies from the lab bench into the marketplace. Students, entrepreneurs and faculty are all invited to participate in this exciting program that brings innovation, entrepreneurship and various local industries together to create new ventures that have the potential to create new jobs and help solve todays global environmental issues.

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Ernst & Young Global Limited


Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2013
Grant Type: Corporate Awards Awards: Benefits Geographic Focus: UK Deadline: 8th March 2013

http://www.ey.com/UK/en/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-TheYear/UK_EOY_Home-2012

Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes the passion and drive behind entrepreneurial businesses whether private or listed, socially orientated, family-owned or private equity backed, across all commercial and industrial sectors. The award recognises talent at any stage of a businesss development. You will exemplify entrepreneurial skills and will have created success through your entrepreneurial spirit.

10 Challenges, Contests and Awards - March Submission Deadline

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The Drinks Business


The Drinks Business Green Awards 2013

Grant Type: Corporate Awards Awards: Benefits Geographic Focus: UK Deadline: 15th March 2013
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/awards/db-awards-2013/

The Drinks Business Green Awards 2013 is the worlds largest programme to raise awareness of green issues in the drinks trade and recognize and reward those who are leading the way in sustainability and environmental performance. This years Green Awards encourage companies to decrease their impact on the environment and provides the international exposure these companies deserve.

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Barclays and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


CIMA Global Business Challenge 2013

Grant Type: Corporate Challenge Awards: Not specified Geographic Focus: UK Deadline: 15th March 2013 (UK)

http://www.cimaglobal.com/Events-and-cpd-courses/globalbusinesschallenge/

The CIMA GBC competition is run in three stages. Teams of four act as consultants and compete amongst teams within their country or region at the early stages. The winning team then proceeds to the global final, representing their country or region in the battle for the global champion title. There are different date for each country. Check yours!

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