David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge
Honouring past OCE Board Chair David McFadden, the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge invites university and college students from across Ontario to address challenges facing the energy sector.
Up to 10 finalists will be selected to pitch their idea at OCE's 'Discovery' trade show and conference on May 12-13, 2014.
The winner, to be announced on May 13 at Discovery, receives $25,000 to use toward their business idea and a suite of business services to assist in advancing the business.
About the Challenge:
The theme for this Challenge is "Enlightened Energy".
Many of us take for granted the energy we need to heat and air condition our homes and businesses; power our industries; and propel our vehicles. However, in many areas of the globe, energy is scarce or even unavailable.
Your challenge is to create energy solutions that are practical, affordable and sustainable. Your energy solution should also be exportable and adaptable to the needs of different parts of the world. More than just commercially viable your solution should also help contribute to safer, healthier and more environmentally sound communities.
How to Apply:
To enter, please complete a three-minute pitch video and upload to YouTube. An entry form must be completed and sent to Binny Arora at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31, 2014. Videos will not be eligible for the award without the submission of a completed form.
Should you have any questions about this program, please contact Binny Arora, Program Manager at Binny.Arora@oce-ontario.org.
Please feel free to pass this information along to any students you think would be eligible and interested.