10 finalists chosen for U of S Tech Venture Challenge
Ten entrepreneurs with ideas ranging from e-publishing, e-health, biofuels, mechanical engineering, and audio special effects will begin working on turning their ideas into businesses as finalists in the Tech Venture Challenge. The finalists were announced May 10th in Saskatoon.
“These programs give you the opportunity to create something, and the confidence to take the leap. They force you to be bold, take risks, and work like you’ve never worked before,” says finalist Jacqueline Cook of TRIUMF Mobile Rewards.
Over the next three months, the finalists will be mentored and guided through the stages of business creation. One will win the grand prize: office space at Innovation Place, services from Deloitte, and $50,000 from the Industry Liaison Office to get their new venture off the ground. But the value of participating in the Tech Venture Challenge extends well beyond the prize.