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$50,000 Cash in Prizes. uOttawa Business Plan Competition. Deadline in 2 days.

If you’re a University of Ottawa student, you’ve got 2 days to submit your intention to participate (should take you about 10 minutes) to the uOttawa EIEF business plan competition. There is $50k in cash to be won, great mentorship to be received and more!

Visit the EIEF Page for More Information.

When you’re ready, submit your intention to participate here.

Here is some more info below:

Prizes in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (PEI) Student Competitions

The Faculty of Engineering has established two annual competitions in entrepreneurship and innovation for undergraduate and graduate students respectively. Taking an innovative product, technology, or service that has been technically and scientifically validated within the scope of courses or research work as the basis, participating students are required to develop business plans for the possible commercialization of that innovation. These business plans must integrate commercialization, product development, marketing, and entrepreneurship components.

Competition for Prizes in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (PEI) 2010-11

Entry submission period:
From October 14 to November 27, 2010
Register by creating an account. You can then complete the application at http://eief.myreviewroom.com.

Workshop: January 2011 (date to be confirmed)

Business case preparation: November 28, 2010 to March 4, 2011

15 minute oral presentations: Week of March 14, 2011 (date to be confirmed)

By Aydin Mirzaee

Want a free iPad? Check out Network Hippo

visit networkhippo.com to win a free iPad

Network Hippo is offering new and existing users a way to win a spanking new iPad by giving the gift of improved networking to your professional network.  As described on the blog:

Inviting your contacts to use Network Hippo means you’ll always have their updated contact information (and they’ll have yours), you can introduce them to other people in your network, and you’re helping them discover a new way to stay engaged with people they know and trust.

To learn more about the contest and how you can win, check out their blog.

By Scott Annan

Shopify in the NY Times

You’ve probably heard that Shopify is holding a $100,000 dollar competition on creating an e-business. The NY Times just put up an article about this which you can find here: Shopify, a Start-Up, Starts Its Own Business Competition.

Check out the official competition page here. Competitions are an awesome way to do marketing. Shopify is also working with the famous author of the four hour work week, Tim Ferriss, to promote the competition. Make sure to check it out!

By Aydin Mirzaee

Try to be Funny, Win a Shirt

I am sure everyone’s already heard about our "almost famous" t-shirt caption contest through our blog: Mercury Rising.

In case you haven’t, we are looking for witty captions we can place on t-shirts, mugs, posters, billboards, airplane banners, baseball game megatrons, etc…

You, being one of my wittiest friends, have a better than average chance of submitting the best caption!

So if you could take just a minute to read the blog post, and offer your best one-liner in the comments section below, I’ll send you one of the very first dex t-shirts(!)

Here is the site: http://mercurygrove.com/blog/160

And if you have other funny friends who love to compete and could use more classic shirts, please send them the link.

Thanks a lot for your help – and best of luck!

By Scott Annan