The FLoW $5,000 Transformational Idea Award
Win a Full Scholarship to Draper University
Not ready to start a business? Have great pre-commercial research
that needs exploring? Then apply to win the Transformational Idea Award.
What it covers: pre-commercial, applied research with large potential impact but in the conceptual phase of defining how it might make a business.
The Scholarship: A full scholarship for the winning team to attend Draper University's eight week entrepreneurial program.
Founded by venture capitalist Tim Draper, Draper University is an unconventional boarding school for young entrepreneurs from around the world. A cross between a school and a live-in accelerator, the program is designed to inspire creativity, innovation, leadership and teamwork.
The 8-week program culminates with students pitching their companies created under the guidance of mentors recruited for the university to Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
Apply: online at /apply. Transformational idea teams are not required to prepare business plans.
Need Help? Consult our pool of 90+ mentoring experts offering advice in technology and business development, raising capital, and marketing identification. Students fill out a Mentor Request form on the FLoW website /need-a-mentor and FLoW will match teams with advisors after submissions close on March 3, 2014.
- Set up an account on iStart
- March 3, 2014: Submission Date
- March 4 - 8, 2014: Round 1 Judging, Mentors assigned
- March 9 - 29, 2014: Prepare ten-slide presentation
- April 4, 2014 SoCal and NorCal Semi-Finals: Present to TIA Judging Panels
- May 7, 2014: Finals presentation and exhibition at Regional Awards in Los Angeles
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