Entrepreneurial Idea

The 2017 competition winners receiving their prizes.

Do you have an idea for a potential start-up? Or a simple idea to make a difference in the community? Come and share it with a panel of judges, get some feedback and gain experience during the next edition of the Entrepreneurial Idea Competition.

The objective of the competition is to raise awareness and interest in entrepreneurship among engineering and computer science students both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Any student who has an idea for a start-up company and would like to pitch it to a panel of judges to receive feedback and potential prize money may register.

    Entrepreneurial Idea competition — 2017

    The third edition of the Faculty of Engineering Entrepreneurial Idea Competition that will take place on September 28, 2017.

    The first place winner will be awarded $2000, second place $1000, and third place $500. Best of all, your fellow students get to vote for your idea!

    Timeline

    • September 1, 2017: Registration opens.
      1. Register on Eventbrite!
      2. Submit a two-minute video presentation as well as a two-page summary of your business idea to Professor Hanan Anis (hanis@uOttawa.ca).
    • September 22, 2017: Registration and proposal deadline.
    • September 22, 2017: Applicants will be notified if they have been selected to pitch their idea.
    • September 28, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Finale - Pitch to a panel of judges as well as your peers.

    Competition eligibility requirements

    • In the case of individual entries, participants will need to be registered students in any of the undergraduate (UG) or graduate (G) programs of studies under the responsibility of the Faculty of Engineering during the fall and/or winter term.
    • In the case of team entries, a majority of the participants will need to be registered students in any one of the UG or G programs of studies under the responsibility of the Faculty of Engineering during both the fall and winter semesters. In the particular case of teams comprising only two (2) individuals, this condition will be fulfilled if at least one (1) of the two team members meets these eligibility requirements.

    Contact us

    For more information, please contact:

    Hanan Anis
    NSERC Chair in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design, Professor, and Faculty Coordinator in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Faculty of Engineering

    Office: ARC 307
    Tel: 613 - 562-5800 ext. 6709
    hanan@eecs.uOttawa.ca

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