Monday, October 3, 2011

Gigabit Challenge Now Open for Applications

Today’s the day!  The Gigabit Challenge is now officially accepting applications.  The business plan competition is looking for new ideas and disruptive technologies that will make use of Google’s first-in-the nation one-gigabit fiber network.  The Gigabit Challenge welcomes submissions from all entrepreneurs, startups, early-stage businesses and existing high growth companies. 

Applicants have from now until October 31st to submit their applications accompanied by 3-5 page executive summaries.  After submissions are complete, the Challenge judges will review each one and select the top 25 finalists.  Those finalists will move on in pursuit of the $100,000 Grand Prize and the opportunity to build their business on the first one-gigabit fiber network. 

Here are some important competition dates to keep in mind:

Round One:
  • October 3, 2011 – October 31, 2011 – Open Applications, Executive Summaries
  • November 22, 2011 – Selection and Announcement of 25 “Semi-Finalists”

Round Two:
  • December 8, 2011 – Deadline for Semi-Finalists to Submit Business Plans and PowerPoint Presentations
  • December 17, 2012 – Selection and Announcement of “Finalists”

Round Three:
  • Mid-January, 2012 – Finalists present in front judges, winner selected that day

Do you have an idea that can harness the power of a gigabit?  Are you ready to turn the tech industry upside-down and change the world?  Apply for the Gigabit Challenge today!

It’s time to Think Big…with a gig.

Written By Laura Goede

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