Competitor Confirmation

Complete the form below if you were chosen by your institution to participate in this year’s Lean Startup Challenges and/or compete in this year’s $25,000 Pitch Competition.

Because those chosen to participate in the $50,000 Startup Challenges challenges or compete in the $25,000 Pitch Competition take spots that prevent other students from being able to benefit, ALL students involved in the Lean Startup challenges and/or the pitch competition are required to confirm their involvement by reading the conditions below and completing the form below if they agree to the conditions below.

By completing the form below you agree to:

  • Provide honest and candid feedback to program coordinators
  • Email being used as the primary form of communication for the program
  • Your confirmation being shared with our main contact at your post-secondary school
  • You being responsible for emails sent to the email address provided in the form below
  • Join and monitor the Slack channels established for those continuing on with 150 Startups
  • Group emails that display your email address when we email the participants of this year’s program
  • Be available as a role model and/or a program ambassador for future participants of the 150 Startups
  • Complete the eligibility requirements for the first two Lean Startup Challenges – the $750 Challenge  and the $1,500 Challenge
  • Have your 5-minute pitch(es) judged according to the scoring rubric created to identify the most promising first-time entrepreneur
  • If participating in the pitch competition, compete in the preliminary pitch competitions held during the first four days of the Innovation Rodeo
  • If you win a preliminary pitch competition, compete in the pitch competition finals held on the final day of the Innovation Rodeo

** ELIGIBLE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
For the Lean Startup Challenges and the $25,000 Pitch Competition, eligible students and alumni are defined as individuals who are a) post-secondary students that are currently taking three or more courses at one of Alberta’s 26 publicly funded colleges, universities, or polytechnics b) currently taking a minimum of one course from one of Alberta’s 26 publicly funded colleges, universities or polytechnics and have taken at least three courses during the last 18 months from one of Alberta’s 26 publicly funded colleges, universities or polytechnics or c) have graduated from one of Alberta’s 26 publicly funded colleges, universities, or polytechnics within the last 12 months.

For the $25,000 pitch competition, eligible students are defined as EARLY-STAGE FIRST-TIME ENTREPRENEURS who came up with the idea, own at least 50% of the idea, have not previously started and do not currently run a company that a) sold more than $10,000, b) taken a loan of $10,000 or more, or c) raised more than $10,000 in capital/equity funding.

*  Means Mandatory

"*" indicates required fields

Full Name*
Eligibility*
Recognition of preventing others to particiapte*
I recognize that by taking a spot in the program I prevent another student from participating and will not cancel my participation unless for extreme reasons. If I cancel for any reason my institution can be notified of my cancellation and my preventing another student from participating in the program.
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Lean Startup Challenge Participation*
Do you commit to participating in the Lean Startup Challenges that provide up to $4,750 for completing three challenges between May 1 and October 31. If you plan to compete in the pitch competition, you don't have to complete the first two challenges BUT you do have to meet the qualification requirements of the first two challenges.
Pitch Competition Participation*
Do you commit to participating in the 'Most Promising First-time Entrepreneur' pitch competition held virtually during the Innovation Rodeo 12:00 to 4:30 July 12-16?
Scoring Rubric*
By clicking on the checkbox above you agree to to have your pitch(es) judged according to the scoring rubric designed specifically for this competition.
Challenge Acknowledgement*
By clicking on the checkbox above you agree that you have thoroughly read the Lean Challenge instructions and both are aware and agree to the requirements and deadlines.
Personal Promise*
By completing this form and clicking on the checkbox above you agree to the conditions listed on the participation confirmation page and that lying will result in your removal from the program and can result in the program being jeapordized for others.
On Campus Contact Permission*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.