Startup Challenge Returns to Photonics West in 2014
This event invites new entrepreneurs to pitch their light-based technology product to a team of business development experts and venture capitalists. The best presenters receive cash prizes and are selected to attend a week long entrepreneur boot camp to refine their ideas. Make this event a showcase for your innovative photonics products and launch your venture with support from SPIE.
3 Minutes & 2 Slides could bring:
Winner: $10,000 + $5,000 in products from Edmund Optics
2nd Place: $5,000
3rd Place: $2,500
Interested in competing? Applications will be accepted starting 28 October and running through 1 December.
Update: The deadline has been extended to 9 December, 2013 at midnight CST! Get your applications in!
Apply here: Startup Challenge 2014 Application
Please review the eligibility requirements, rules, and contest structure.
Interested in sponsoring, mentoring, or being involved in some way? Contact email@example.com.
Join us Wednesday afternoon, 5 February, 2014 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, for the live finals. We'll give away another set of very big checks!
View 2013 Startup Challenge Winners
View the complete list of last year's 10 Finalists