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Competitions

Telfer Business Traction Challenge

This competition will enable contestants to demonstrate the achievement of real milestones towards starting, or validating their business ideas as well as realistic goals moving forward. Applicants can be at any stage of their business idea but must be able to demonstrate real milestones completed and future goals.

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Top 5 uOttawa Student Startups

Do you have what it takes to make it in Silicon Valley?

The University of Ottawa is pleased to invite students and faculty who have created startup ventures to participate in a competition that will result in up to five companies being selected for an exclusive trip to Silicon Valley in the spring of 2017. Each selected startup will receive $4,000 (CAD) in financial support for the trip.

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Elevator Pitch Competition

The annual Elevator Pitch Competition showcases some of the University of Ottawa’s top talent. As a part of Global Entrepreneurship week, this competition allows young entrepreneurs to present their business ideas that are still in the early stages of development to a panel of judges and Rise to the Top. The winners are awarded with a generous cash prize that they can put towards furthering their business idea. The evening also includes a catered networking portion as well as a keynote speaker that shares their personal successes and struggles as an entrepreneur. This year we plan on making the competition the most competitive to date.

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Prizes in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Faculty of Engineering has established two annual competitions in entrepreneurship and innovation for Faculty of Engineering undergraduate and graduate students respectively. Taking an innovative product, technology, or service that has been technically and scientifically validated within the scope of courses or research work as the basis, participating students are required to develop business plans for the possible commercialization of that innovation. These business plans must integrate commercialization, product development, marketing, and entrepreneurship components.
For more information, see: http://www.engineering.uottawa.ca/en/entrepreneurship/prizes/

Startup Garage

The Startup Garage is an initiative of the Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) to foster and support student entrepreneurship in the Ottawa area. The program offers student led ventures the opportunity to accelerate their business by working full time over the course of three months during the summer. Startup Garage provides each participant company with three essential ingredients: cash, space and support.
For more information, see: http://www.startupgarage.ca/en

Other Business Plan Competitions

http://www.bizplancompetitions.com/