Game Changers Challenge is an opportunity for one entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team to qualify for a $25,000 “Running Start” loan plus a package of free startup assistance services. Solid runners-up may also qualify for free startup assistance.
Any aspiring entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team may enter. The challenge is open to all who meet the following criteria:
Finalists will be selected by VT KnowledgeWorks staff, and will then be invited to make a 15-minute presentation to the Running Start Committee on their proposed new ventures. There will be no public events, nor will competing teams be allowed to attend each other’s presentations. In the absence of a solid applicant, no loan will be made. This is a qualifying process, not a contest.
Proposals must be submitted in accordance with these guidelines.
The deadline for the fall 2016 application submissions is October 7, 2016. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The selection committee will review applications and VT KnowledgeWorks will communicate with applicants shortly thereafter. Awards will be announced by early December.