One of Rensselaer’s most active, generous and supportive alumni groups – the Class of ’51 sponsors an annual competition for undergraduate and graduate students to encourage early development of entrepreneurial ideas.
Early development grants are awarded to the first ($2,500), second ($1,500) and third ($1,000) place individual or team entries which are determined by the judges to best meet the competition criteria.
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Only entries that meet the criteria below will be considered by the judges:
Judges include experts and entrepreneurs who review each entry and make recommendations to the Vice Provost for E*ntrepreneurship. In reviewing several years of winning entries‚ there are some general tips that entrants should consider:
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The entry deadline for individual or team plans will be Tuesday, February 19th.
To better understand the competition's criteria and what the judges look for, attend the Pre-Entry Information Session on February 6th at 5:30 p.m. at the Multi-Disciplinary Design Lab (MDL) in the Jonsson Engineering Center.
Winning grants will be announced on Monday, March 11th.