This year’s landing page competition that is open to eligible* students of Alberta’s 26 publicly funded Colleges and Universities who are aspiring or first-time entrepreneurs.
The landing page competition begins on January 15, 2021, and ends on April 15, 2021.
Only those websites built as subdomains on this website using the landing page system integrated with Gravity Forms, which is provided free of charge, qualify for this landing page competition.
For those who use the provided landing page system integrated with the Gravity Forms provided; It awards $1,000 cash for the first place winner and $500 cash for second place winner in three separate categories:
- Highest visitor count – How many visitors come to your landing page- see the example here.
- Greatest conversion rate – What percentage of visitors to your landing page complete the ‘offer form’ on your landing page.
- Biggest mailing list – How many people join your free MailChimp mailing list by completing the double opt-in process
As of 2020 there will be a maximum of one winner per school per category. One person can win more than one category but only one school winner per category is allowed.
Completing the form automatically will automatically build a custom 5-page website with an initial landing page.
The technology we use allows participants to build professional looking landing pages using a simple yet powerful page editor.
Once your registration is accepted you can begin crafting and promoting your landing page.
One student from each post-secondary school in Alberta with the highest overall combined ranking from the three different categories above will be eligible to participate in both the 150 Startups Kick-Off Weekend and next summer’s Lean Startups Challenges. There is even the possibility of competing in the Most Promising First-time Entrepreneur Competition that runs during the Innovation Rodeo and gives way $25,000 in cash.
In the case of a tie for first place, the first and second place prize money will be combined and divided evenly amongst the winners of that category. In the case of a tie for second place, the second-place prize money will be event split between the second-place winners of that category
* ELIGIBLE STUDENTS are defined as post-secondary school students currently enrolled in one of Alberta’s publicly funded colleges or universities that are either a) currently taking three courses or b) taking one course and have taken at least three courses during the last 12 months.