Tech Venture Challenge 2015

Posted on October 24, 2014

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$50,000 Grand Prize to Launch Your Business!

It starts with an idea - a solution to a problem - a solution looking for a problem or a cool technology that might be a solution to a problem.
Is this the year to find out if your idea is up to the Challenge?  
  
This is what it takes to APPLY

  • Individuals or Teams with a U of S affiliation (students, post-doc, alumni, faculty and staff)
    (U of S ILO staff not eligible)
  • Technology-based business idea(adding value to products or services or creating new product or services in any sector)
  • Saskatchewan-based start-up
  • If incorporated - less than 1 year, and not a subsidiary
  • Commitment to participate in all training workshops and programs.

This is what you WIN

  • $50,000 cash from the ILO to launch your business
  • Office space for a year at Innovation Place
  • Professional services from Deloitte
  • Financial services from RBC
  • Ongoing support from the ILO
  • Awards also made for 2nd & 3rd place 

This is what you need to do NOW 
Complete the application and email it to the ILO by Friday November 28th, 2014.

And then.... 

  • The first week in December, all of the applications reviewed by a panel of judges
  • Top 10 finalists announced December 10, 2014
  • Top 10 advance in the challenge and participate in training and workshops developing the plan to launch their business from December to May.
  • Business Plans due May 1, 2015.  
  • Teams pitch to the judges May 13, 2015
  • Top 3 pitch at the Finale for the Challenge Grand Prize May 20, 2015.

Visit our website for more information

*It's under construction, so forgive us for any broken links or missing information.  

While you're there, check out past TVC finalists, including Grand Prize winners: Renterra, Bit Strata and Innocorps Research. 

Tech Venture Challenge is sponsored by the Industry Liaison Office, PwC, Mariner Innovations, RBC, Affinity Credit Union, Innovation Place, Deloitte and the Graduate Students' Association.