WHY YOU SHOULD COMPETE.

Judging will be completed by active investors and entrepreneurs, and Angels, Super-Angels, and VCs will be in the audience. All submissions will receive detailed feedback, and 1st prize $10,000.

WHO CAN COMPETE

This challenge is open to ALL currently enrolled students or recent graduates (class of 2014 or later) from Colleges and Universities. Exceptions to the rule can be requested on a case by case basis. However, applicants must have raised less than $500K in capital.

HOW TO COMPETE

Submit an Executive Summary and a Presentation about your Business Idea. Please email your submission to challenge@openhouston.org. Examples and templates are available on our site. A vetting committee will select six (6) to eight (8) of the best ideas for the competition. The selection criteria are:

  • The Idea
  • Clarity
  • Potential Value
  • Probability of Success

Email submissions to challenge@openhouston.org

DATES TO REMEMBER

Oct 22nd - Last Day to Submit Business Pitches
Oct 29th - Finalists Announced
Nov  5th - Finalist Presentations, Competition Winner Announced

 

OPEN Houston is a voluntary not-for-profit association dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and professional excellence. Our members includes professionals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, scientists, social leaders, academics and students.

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