1 page + 2 min video + 5 min speech = possibly winning $25,000! Sept 30 deadline

posted Sep 20, 2011, 11:10 AM by Karen Evans

Deadline approaches for the Accelerate Michigan Student Idea Competition

$25,000 Grand Prize

Deliverable: One page business idea

Deadline: September 30

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business plan competition designed to highlight Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity. The competition will fuel innovation based business growth by uncovering the best and brightest new business concepts and fostering their growth within Michigan.



The competition will be held on November 16 & 17, 2011. All information pertaining to the competition, including applications and eligibility criteria is located on the competition website at www.accelerateMichigan.org.



First Round: 1-page business idea

Second Round: 2-3-minute YouTube video

Final Round: 5-minute elevator pitch



 •Grand Prize: $25,000

•First Runner-Up: $15,000

 •Second Runner-Up: $10,000

•Social Media: $10,000




September 30: Student Applications Close

October 17: Semi Finalists Announced

November 16 & 17: Competition Event and Awards


info@acceleratemichigan.org • www.acceleratemichigan.org