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TiEQuest 2012 – $150k in Cash Prizes – Deadline in 5 days!

If you’re a startup looking to raise some startup capital, then it might be a good idea for you to start participating in a few Business Plan Competitions. TiEQuest 2012 is accepting registrations for another 5 days and they are giving away ~$150,000 worth of prizes. On top of all of the prizes to be won, you’ll also benefit from getting some visibility with investors (VCs & Angels), potential partners and customers.

TiEQuest is a great opportunity for startups and is less restrictive in it’s requirements than most business plan competitions…You don’t have to have students on your team and don’t have to have a “tech” business in order to participate in TiEQuest… i.e. lifestyle businesses are welcome to apply as well.

TiEQuest is also well known for doing a great job at assigning mentors to teams that participate. They have a large pool of mentors to choose from and will do their best to match your team to a mentor that is experienced in your industry.

You only need to submit a registration form in order to be entered into the first round by January 31st – i.e. you can have the rest of your entrance material ready by a later date – so if you have 15 minutes to spare, I would highly recommend participating in this contest!

Learn more about TiEQuest & Register Today!

By Aydin Mirzaee

Deadline Today. 10 Minutes for a chance at $150k @ TiEQuest

Today is the final day for registration to the TiEQuest business plan competition. With $150,000 in prizes, exposure to investors / partners / customers, it’s a win win. Registration will take 10 minutes and can be done here: TieQuest.org

In terms of success stories, CognoVision and Echologics (TiEQuest Alumni) were both acquired this year. If you’re interested in learning what these companies thought about this business plan competition, you can find some information about them on the TiEQuest website.

By Aydin Mirzaee

TiEQuest 2011- $150k in Cash Prizes

If you’re a startup looking to raise some startup capital, then it might be a good idea for you to start participating in a few Business Plan Competitions. TiEQuest 2011 has just started accepting applications and they are giving away ~$150,000 worth of prizes. On top of all of the prizes to be won, you’ll also benefit from getting some visibility with investors (VCs & Angels), potential partners and customers.

TiEQuest is a great opportunity for startups and is less restrictive in it’s requirements than most business plan competitions…You don’t have to have students on your team and don’t have to have a “tech” business in order to participate in TiEQuest… i.e. lifestyle businesses are welcome to apply as well.

TiEQuest is also well known for doing a great job at assigning mentors to teams that participate. They have a large pool of mentors to choose from and will do their best to match your team to a mentor that is experienced in your industry.

Time is limited so apply today! => http://tiequest.org/

By Aydin Mirzaee

TiEQuest 2010 – $150,000 in awards. Now we’re talking.

TiEQuest 2010

There are a lot of business plan competitions out there, but TiEQuest stands out since the first prize includes app. $50,000 in cash. Second prize is also worth app. $25,000 in cash. Besides these cash prizes, you can win a number of in-kind services from participating sponsors. Of course, the cash is nice, and the in-kind services are also great (free legal services are never a bad thing), but there are also other reasons why you would want to participate:

1) A large number of VCs and Angels in the Toronto region judge this event (excellent visibility)
2) TiEQuest assigns two experienced mentors to help you out in the process – free help :)
3) You can meet lots of other entrepreneurs in the process… the network is awesome.

Apply to TiEQuest Here

My company, Chide.it, participated in TiEQuest two years ago, and we found the experience very rewarding (even though we didn’t win any cash).

* disclosure note: TiEQuest is running on our Application Management Software called ReviewRoom.

By Aydin Mirzaee

TiEQuest 2009 Business Venture Competition

As some of you may know, TiEQuest 2009 is now accepting entries to its annual business plan competition. Last year, my team and I participated in the competition and found it very valuable to us. We made it to the top 5 but did not get to win any cash prizes :( . Hopefully, someone in Ottawa will have more luck and win a portion of the $150,000 in prizes that TiEQuest gives out every year.

If you’re interested in applying, please visit the TiEQuest website (deadline is Jan 30th to submit expression of interest in participating).

On another note, TiEQuest is using ReviewRoom (a product we’ve developed at Chide.it) to manage the competition. If you do participate, feel free to give us some feedback – aydin [-a-t-] chide.it :) .

By Aydin Mirzaee