CHALLENGE 3

'SERIOUS BUSINESS' - APPLY NOW!

Now it’s really getting serious. Are you willing to take the leap and turn your idea into a business? In that case Challenge 3 is perfect for you. The Golden Lightbulb 2019 is down to the final challenge: “Serious Business”. In this Challenge 3 contestants will work on an extensive business plan in the form of a 10-pager. Deadline for sending in this business proposal is March 21, 2019 after which nine finalists will be selected. They will compete in the Grand Finale on April 3 for 3.000, 5.000 and 10.000 euro rewards and the prestigious title ‘Golden Lightbulb 2019’.

In this challenge there will be a focus on ideas in the fields of Lifescience & Health, High Tech Systems, Biobased Economy and Mobility. Concepts that fall outside these areas will be forwarded to partner organizations that are more specialized in the specific field of your idea.

CHALLENGE 3 IS NOW OPEN
The application for Challenge 3 is now open. Create an account and send in your business plan. The application closes at midnight on Thursday March 21, 2019.
The jury will convene on Friday, March 22. The nine finalists will be announced and notified as soon as possible. The finalist will get a presentation training. The exact dates and times for these sessions will be communicated as soon as possible.

APPLICATION CHALLENGE 3 "SERIOUS BUSINESS"

For application you first need to go to the login page to register or create an account. To participate you will have to send in our business plan using the format provided in the PDF you can download below. This document describes the ten chapters and number of pages you must send in. The sub-questions in each chapter do not have to be answered literally. They form a guideline for the content we expect to see. Please do adhere to the format otherwise the jury will not be able to rate and compare your business plan appropriately. The other downloadable contains a format for your business model canvas.

You can upload your business plan and your business model canvas as separate PDF files, and only as PDF files.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: You can upload your business plan only once, so make sure your version is final and complete.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!
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CHALLENGE 3

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IN THE REALM OF IDEAS EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON ENTHUSIASM… IN THE REAL WORLD ALL THE REST ON PERSEVERANCE

JOHANN WOLFGANG VAN GOETHE

AGENDA

Monday February 11 15:30 hrs
Seminar Team & HR
STARTUP POWER PACK
Thursday February 14 14:00 hrs
Workshop Product development
STARTUP POWER PACK
Monday February 18 15:30 hrs
Seminar Legal & taxes
STARTUP POWER PACK
Thursday February 21 14:00 hrs
Workshop Market analysis & marketing
STARTUP POWER PACK
Monday February 25 15:30 hrs
Seminar Sales
STARTUP POWER PACK
Thursday February 28 14:00 hrs
Workshop Market validation
STARTUP POWER PACK
Thursday March 7 14:00 hrs
Workshop Financial validation
STARTUP POWER PACK
Monday March 11 15:30 hrs Seminar
Intellectual Property
STARTUP POWER PACK
Thursday March 14 14:00 hrs
Workshop Business Model Canvas
STARTUP POWER PACK
Monday March 18 15:30 hrs
Seminar Funding & Investment
STARTUP POWER PACK
Friday March 21 Midnight
Deadline for 10-pager
Friday March 22 17:00 hrs
Announcement finalists
Tuesday March 26 14:00 hrs
Presentation training finalists
Thursday March 28 14:00 hrs
Presentation training finalists
Wednesday April 3 16:00 hrs
Grand Finale
April 3, 2019
Grand Finale

PARTNERS

The Golden Lightbulb challenge is a program focusing on the entire Brainport Region and is organized by Bright Move and its partners Eindhoven University of Technology, Brainport Development, BOM and Fontys University of Applied Sciences.