This year 150 Startups is launching a 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 next landing page competition begins on January 1, 2020, and ends at 18:00 (MST) on April 15, 2020.
Only those websites built as subdomains on this website using the Thrive Leads landing page system integrated with Gravity Forms, which are both provided free of charge, qualify for this landing page competition.
For those who use the provided Thrive Leads 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 Thrive Leads landing page- see the example here.
- Greatest conversion rate – What percentage of visitors to your Thrive Leads 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
Completing the form automatically builds a custom 4-page website with an initial landing page.
The Thrive Leads WordPress plugin we use allows participants to build professional looking landing pages using a simple yet powerful page editor. It also allows participants to create multiple forms and use automatic A/B split testing technology to maximize visitor conversion.
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 over $25,000 in cash and prizes.
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 at 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.