Archive for January 5th, 2011

2011 CARTIER WOMENS INITIATIVE AWARDS


The Cartier Women�s Initiative Award is an international business plan competition created in 2006 to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs.
The mission of the Cartier Women�s Initiative Awards is threefold:
* To identify and support initial phase women entrepreneurs through funding and coaching
* To foster the spirit of enterprise by celebrating role models in entrepreneurship
* To create an international network of women entrepreneurs and encourage peer networking
OPPORTUNITY CATEGORIES
Business Plan/Idea/ Entrepreneurship, Unique Opportunities
STUDENTS WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
All Degrees
ELIGIBILITY
The project to be considered for the Cartier Women�s Initiative Awards must be:
* An original for profit business creation, wholly conceived of by the team;
* A completely new concept, meaning it cannot be a buy back, off shoot, or a subsidiary of an existing concept;
* In the initial phase: the project has not been launched yet OR is still in the first stages of its development (no older than three years);
* The main leadership position must be filled by a woman. A good command of English is required (both verbal and written);
* All entrants must be aged 18 or the age of legal majority in their respective countries or states of citizenship, whichever is older, on the day of the application deadline March 15, 2011.
EVALUATION CRITERIA
The projects are evaluated by the Jury in accordance with fixed criteria including but not limited to:
* The creativity of the business concept: the degree of innovation shown by the overall business concept, is it an interesting and appealing approach to the problem?
* The sustainability of the business: the financial potential, will the business be financially viable and successful?
* The social and / or environmental impact: the effect on society of the business, in terms of jobs created or its effect on the immediate and broader environment.
* The overall quality and clarity of the material presented.

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FACEBOOK HACKER CUP


The Facebook Hacker Cup is an annual worldwide programming competition where hackers compete against each other for fame, fortune, glory and a shot at the coveted Hacker Cup.
OPPORTUNITY CATEGORIES
Engineering & Technology
STUDENTS WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
All Degrees
ABOUT THE CONTEST
All registered competitors will be presented with three problems. Each problem will consist of one input file. Competitors can log in to the competition website and attempt to solve the 3 problems anytime during the 72-hour period of the Qualification Round. Only competitors who correctly solve at least 1 problem will advance to Online Round 1.
PRIZES
The top 25 scoring contestants from Online Round 2 will be flown out to Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California, USA to compete in the Finals. The onsite finals will happen on Friday, March 11, 2011. Travel and accommodation will be covered by Facebook.
The finalists will be competing for:
1st place: $5,000 USD
2nd place: $2,000 USD
3rd place: $1,000 USD
4th – 25th place: $100 USD

The top 300 scoring contestants in Online Round 2 will get a Hacker Cup t-shirt. A cash prize of equivalent value may be given where required by law, or at Facebook’s discretion. Any duties and taxes (if applicable) are the sole responsibility of the recipients.
FOR MORE DETAILS
Please check the website
http://www.facebook.com

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