To reward the most promising SKEMA Ventures-incubated projects based on innovation, societal and environmental impact, scalability, as well as the engagement of the project holders within The Venture Family, SKEMA Ventures Awards has been launched.
SKEMA Ventures team, SKEMA’s finance department, and the SKEMA Foundation management will evaluate the projects based on the following criteria:
– Market opportunities
– The value proposition to customers
– Business model and business plan
– Go-to-market strategy
– Team coherence
SKEMA Ventures Awards are financial grants provided to a firm (through capital contribution or current account) or to project holder(s) to support activities related to prototyping, validation of ‘proof of concept’ (POC) or commercial development (prospecting, communication, direct marketing, promotion, etc.).
The jury will choose five projects for the award and allocate the prize money as follows:
First position: €6,000
Second position: €5,000
Third position: €4,000
Fourth position: €3,000
Fifth position: €2,000
Candidates for SKEMA Ventures Awards will have to provide proof (quote, budget proposal, and so on) of the present or future allocation of the award funds to the SKEMA Ventures team.
The evaluation will be conducted internally based on the criteria mentioned above and the engagement of the entrepreneurs within SKEMA Ventures (participation in internal and external entrepreneurship events, contests, and so on).
The deadline to apply for participation is July 25. Click here to apply.
Winners of the award will be announced at the end of August. The award ceremony will take place at SKEMA campuses at the beginning of September. Best wishes to all the project holders!
SKEMA Ventures is a business unit created by SKEMA Business School dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation. Through a unique value chain, that encompasses teaching, coaching, incubation, and acceleration, SKEMA Ventures allows each SKEMA student and alumni to think, design, test and launch an entrepreneurial project in a global context, on six innovative territories on four continents, benefiting from the best of each local ecosystem. With SKEMA Ventures, GloCal entrepreneurship is born!
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