Monday, August 8, 2011

The Kauffman Foundation Announces Startup Open Competition

The Kauffman Foundation is asking it: Who are the next generation of entrepreneurs that will grow to become tomorrow's Google, Apple or Facebook? 

And entrepreneurs? They're responding.  It's all part of Startup Open.

Startup Open, put on by the Kauffman Foundation, is a competition that recognizes the "GEW 50," a group of 50 companies deemed to have the greatest chance of growing in to game-changing firms that will move markets and create jobs.  Prizes and honors will be awarded during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011.  One winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip and VIP delegate credentials to participate in Liverpool's Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March of 2012. 

Second prize will receive a year of mentoring from Redbox's founding members Michael DeLazzer and Biju Kulathaka.  The startups that make it into the "GEW 50" will be invited to participate in Start-Up Chile. 

With Startup Open happening in Kansas City and throughout the nation, as well as the Gigabit Challenge recently launched in the Kansas City area, many more entrepreneur opportunities have been born in the Midwest.  Be sure to check out both of these competitions by clicking on the links below and start living your dream today!

Startup Open

The Gigabit Challenge

Written by Allison Way

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