The Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize was held
on Thursday, April 18, 2013, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Town Center.
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The Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize invites students to develop new wireless technology products and marry those ideas with tangible, market-ready business plans. All UW-Madison undergraduates and pre-dissertation graduate students are eligible to compete for prizes of $10,000 (first), $5,000 (second) and $2,500 (third).
Top prizes will be awarded prior to the annual G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition, run by the Wisconsin School of Business. Wireless teams may choose to take their technology to the next level by competing in the Burrill competition with a more advanced business plan.
The competition is based on a Qualcomm initiative called Venture Fest, where Qualcomm employees are invited to take an innovation from its early stages to a full-fledged company. The College of Engineering and the School of Business partnered with Qualcomm to bring that creative approach to a university setting.
The competition is made possible by a gift from Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego. As the largest fabless semiconductor producer in the world, Qualcomm sells more than a billion chips a year for the cellular industry.
This free program is an outstanding opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship from national leaders and network with the entrepreneurial community.
Contact Allen Dines. View slides from Dines’ presentation to students interested in the 2013 Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize here: