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It's easy to apply! Just tell us the names of team members, contact information, and a one-line pitch of your startup idea.

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All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to compete for the award regardless of college, department, or major. Students must be enrolled full-time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during the academic year in which they are competing. All teams must include at least one full-time student in order to compete.

Executive Summary

Later in the process, the Executive Summary is due. Executive Summaries should answer the following questions:

  • Title of Business / Concept         
  • Team Leader Name       
  • One Line Pitch  
  • Team: names, capabilities, objectives for each member
  • Project Summary: what’s the problem & how do you solve it? Current status of the project?
  • Customer Segment: for whom are you creating value?
  • Value Proposition: why would they buy?
  • Target Market: size, growth, trends
  • Competitors: how is the problem currently solved?
  • Competitive Advantage: why would a customer choose your solution?

Final Submission Materials: Competition Waiver

All competing students/teams will need to fill out a Competition Waiver and Rules Acknowledgment form included in the application form.

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