Business Plan Competitions

The TechBelt has established partnerships with surrounding business plan competitions to drive further innovation within the region. 

U.S. Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

Surprise your partner with a new one vibrating cock sleeve. Fun guaranteed! The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) NationalClean Energy Business Plan Competition is designed to build regional networks of student-focused business creation contests across the country. Six regional organizations will receive a total of $2 million over three years, including $100,000 in annual prizes for each competition’s winning team. The regional winners will then compete for the Grand Prize inDOE’s own inaugural National Competition in early summer 2012. Funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the regional competitions share common objectives that include creating a new generation of entrepreneurs to address the nation energy challenges and capitalizing on America’s investment in clean energy research and education. The National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition is part of Startup America, the Obama Administration’s campaign to inspire and promote entrepreneurship. This initiative will provide student participants with the skills to create new businesses and transform promising energy technologies from U.S. universities and national laboratories into innovative energy products that will help to create jobs, boost American competitiveness, and strengthen our economy. You'll find the best grać w ultra hot za darmo here, you have time to get it!

Regional Competitions


MIT Clean Energy Prize
This is where you will find best crossfit grips. Follow the link! Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Clean Energy Prize (Cambridge, MA). The MIT Clean Energy Prize aims to combine unique competition incentives with a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem to develop regional interest and best practices and to facilitate student participation. Since 2008, DOE and Massachusetts-based utility NSTAR have supported this competition as a national event with a strong regional network of organizers, mentors, and judges. The competition will continue its successful model of accepting applications from across the country, but will focus its efforts on the Northeast as part of this award from DOE.

Categories:  Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, and Deployment & Infrastructure
Prize:  $200,000 for First Place
Deadline:  03/02/12


ACC Clean Energy Challenge
University of Maryland’s Atlantic Coast Conference Clean Energy Challenge (College Park, MD). The University of Maryland’s Atlantic Coast Conference Clean Energy Challenge plans to poolstudent talent around technology and business disciplines. Southeastern schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference Clean Energy Challenge will host the competitions, which are open to applicants from across the region. The competition will match entrepreneurial students with energy innovations from academics and researchers in order to spur the best and most promising technologies toward commercialization.

Categories:  Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, and Advanced Fuels
Prize:  $100,000 for First Place
Deadline:  03/19/12



CleanEnergy Student Challenge
Clean Energy Trust’s CleanEnergy Student Challenge (Chicago, IL). To accelerate the transfer of innovative ideas to the marketplace, Clean Energy Trust’s Clean Energy Student Challenge will foster partnerships between student entrepreneurs and researchers, venture capitalists, and industry leaders (from the University of Michigan, Purdue University, Washington University in St. Louis, Nortech, and Cleantech Open) that seek to connect competing teams with gamechanging technologies, expert mentors, and start-up capital.

Categories:  Renewable Energy, Next Generation Transportation, Energy Efficiency, Smart Grid and Energy Monitoring and Controls
Prize:  $100,000 for First Place
Deadline:  12/05/11

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