Jibin JoseCEO - Fliptech
"The program really helped us to reach the next level. The networking opportunities ,connections and mentoring sessions were super helpful in terms of getting to know the market as well as customer feedback and validation. I consider this as the biggest opportunity in terms of getting to know the North American market and the start up scenario in Ontario. I really appreciate the time and effort DMZ took to find the right partners and meetings for each start ups."
All applications must be submitted no later than 11:45 p.m. IST, September 25, 2016.
|1. Contest Period :|
|The Next Big Idea Contest begins at July 1, 2016 and ends on September 15, 2016.|
|2.||Eligibility Requirements The Contest is open only to legal residents of India who have reached the age of majority at the time of entry and who meet the following conditions:||Represent an Indian business involved in :
|3. You are not eligible to enter The Next Big Idea Contest if you are : A) An employee, officer, director, representative or agent of either Ryerson University, the BSE Institute Limited or the Government of Ontario (the “Contest Sponsors”), its parent, subsidiary or related companies or, if applicable, any of their respective advertising or promotion agencies, or any other company or individual engaged in the provision of goods or services related to this Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”), or B) A member of the immediate family (parent, child, sibling, or spouse) or household (whether related or not), of any of the above individuals.|
|4. Evaluating Criteria|
|Odds of winning depend upon the skill of the entrants at meeting the judging criteria outlined in the rules.|
|5. Prize :|
|Five (5) prizes available to be awarded. Each prize includes return economy air transportation from the major airport closest to the winner’s place of residence in India to Toronto, transportation to and from the airport in Toronto, two (2) weeks double occupancy hotel accommodation in Toronto (selection of airline carrier, seat and class, and hotel accommodations to be made at the Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion), travel medical insurance, Canadian Innovation Exchange registration fee, and participation in the program. Any and all meals and expenses not expressly included, including expenses such as telephone calls, in-room movies, mini-bar expenses, room service, gratuities, excess baggage costs, optional tours, airport departure taxes, duties and all personal expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner. Total Prize Value: approximately $8,780 CAD. The actual value of the prize may vary depending on point of departure and time of booking. The winner is not entitled to the difference, if any, between the actual and stated value of the prize. The winners must be available to travel to Toronto and participate in the program between July 1, 2016 to September 15, 2016. The winners must have valid passports and other documentation required to travel, including applicable visas or travel permissions, and must have no restrictions on their ability to travel to Toronto for the dates specified above. Should a winner be unable to attend and participate in the program between those dates, he or she may, at the Contest Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion, be disqualified and forfeit the prize.|
|6. Notification :|
|Selected entrants will be notified by telephone and/or email at the telephone number and/or email provided at the time of application by October 14, 2016 and must respond within two (2) business days of notification. Results of the Contest will be officially announced on October 15, 2016.|