Compete in the Ideas Competition

The Tufts Ideas Competition deadline for submissions has been EXTENDED to November 7, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Please use the sample application below to prepare your entry.

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SAMPLE APPLICATION: Tufts Ideas Competition

Name of idea: __________
Website (optional): __________
Tweet-able description of your idea:______________
With what industry does your venture most closely align? (Select one.)
Social Impact
• Life Science/Medical
• General / High Tech
Additional industry details (Select all that apply.)
• Energy / Clean Tech: General; Efficiency; Generation; Storage and/or Transmission
• General: Aerospace; Design; Entertainment & Media; Food, Beverages & Restaurants; Manufacturing; Materials; Other – Services; Retail and/or Transportation & Logistics
Healthcare/ Life Sciences: General; Diagnostics; Healthcare; Healthcare Delivery; Marine Technology; Medical Devices; Therapeutics (Pharma); Veterinary; Dental and/or Nutrition
High Tech: General; Enterprise Software; Gaming & Consumer; Hardware & Robotics; Internet & Web and/or Telecommunications & Mobile
Social Impact: General; Education; Environment; Peace & Human Rights and/or Public Health
Please describe the market opportunity or problem you are solving. (50 words)
Describe your solution. (50 words)
What is the “big idea” involved in this solution? That is, what change will result when your idea becomes a reality? (market change, technology change, business models, etc.)
Video (optional): Use a video to tell us what’s compelling about your idea and how it is going to make a difference. Please keep the video less than 2 minutes. We are interested in the content of the video, not the production value. Your cell phone is fine for recording purposes.
How long have you been working on this idea?
0-3 months
• 4-6 months
• 6-12 months
• 1 year +
Are you for profit or non-profit?
For profit
• Non-profit
• Undecided
If you’re a for-profit company, how do you plan to make money? If you’re a non-profit, what’s your funding model? (50 words)
Approximately how big is the market you’re targeting in terms of customers? Are there any competitors? (100 words)
What is innovative about this approach? (150 words)
What are the key risk factors to the business as you explore this opportunity? (100 words)
Is there anything else you would like to tell us in support of the application that might help the judges? (150 words)
Graphic/photo upload: If you have a graphic or photo that helps to illustrate your business, please upload it here.  (up to 10 MB)