University of Calgary

New venture competition heats up with $50,000 up for grabs

Submitted by darmstro on Mon, 2014-01-20 14:26.

Jan. 20, 2014

Would-be energy sector entrepreneurs and emerging energy tech companies have the chance to win big at the inaugural Energy New Venture Competition. A platform created by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business and Innovate Calgary in partnership with PROPEL Energy Tech Forum, the competition will help advance emerging energy technology companies and concepts to the next level. Seventeen finalists will be vying for their share of nearly $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes, Dragon's Den style, tomorrow.

Background document includes a list of finalists and judges for the Energy New Venture Competition.

WHAT:   Energy New Venture Competition                                     
WHEN:   Tuesday, January 21, 2014                                     
        Welcome: 8:45 a.m. - Jim Dewald and Peter Garrett                  
        Company pitches: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.       
        Reception and awards announcement: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Mario Ochoa  
WHERE:  54th floor, The Bow, 500 Centre Street SE                          
WHO:    Jim Dewald, dean, Haskayne School of Business                      
        Peter Garrett, president, Innovate Calgary                         
        Mario Ochoa, manager, facilities, technology development, Cenovus