FROM BRIGHT IDEA

TO BOOMING BUSINESS

'PUT YOUR IDEA TO THE TEST'

A Teddy bear that scans your health, an app that improves contact between the elderly or an uncrackable bicycle lock. Every now and then every person comes up with a genius idea or a brilliant solution. The question is, can you do something with it? Can it make money, generate success and what does it take to do so? The Golden Lightbulb presents an excellent opportunity to find out and win prize money along the way.

The Golden Lightbulb challenges you to investigate if your bright idea can be turned into a profitable business. In three challenges we will help you to develop your idea into a concrete business proposal. In each of the challenges you get the chance to win prizes ranging from 250 euro to 10.000 euro. Everybody who is living, working or studying in Eindhoven and the Brainport Region can compete.

CHALLENGE 3 “SERIOUS BUSINESS”
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’.

STARTUP POWER PACK
Supercharge your business idea with the Startup Power Pack: An inspiring program with 10 workshops and seminars by experts form our network and personal advice by our experienced business developers. The Seminars and workshops address fundamental topics that will be very beneficial for any startup entrepreneur.

The seminars and workshops will take place starting on Monday February 11 until Monday March 18, 2019.

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CHALLENGES

'YOUR BRIGHT IDEA'

Send in your idea! A description, a sketch, anything goes. Every idea is welcome!

ENTRY PERIOD
October 22, 2018 – November 23, 2018

PRIZES
8 x 250 euro

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'PUT YOUR IDEA TO THE TEST'

Follow our webinars and investigate the potential of your idea.

ENTRY PERIOD
December 5, 2018 – January 18, 2019

PRIZES
5 x 500 euro

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'SERIOUS BUSINESS'

Develop your idea into a full blown business proposal with the guidance of our experts.

ENTRY PERIOD
January 28, 2019 –March 21, 2019

PRIZES
3.000, 5.000 and 10.000 euro

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LATEST NEWS

Challenge 3

GET OUR STARTUP POWER PACK AND WIN 10.000 EURO!

The Golden Lightbulb 2019 is down to the final challenge: “Serious Business”. In this Challenge…
Webinar

HIGH QUALITY LEADS TO EXTRA AWARDS IN CHALLENGE 2

On Wednesday January 23 the Coronazaal hosted the final of The Golden Lightbulbs second challenge…
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TODAY JANUARY 18 2019, DEADLINE CHALLENGE 2

Today is your last chance to send in your business plan for The Golden Lightbulb…

THE HISTORY OF INNOVATION IS THE STORY OF IDEAS THAT SEEMED DUMB AT THE TIME 

ANDY DUNN

AGENDA

Maandag 11 februari 15:30 uur
Deadline pre-entry and start STARTUP POWER PACK
Friday March 22 00:00 hrs
Deadline for 10-pager
Tuesday March 26 17:00 hrs
Announcement finalists
Friday March 29 14:00 hrs
Presentation training finalist
Monday April 1 14:00 hrs
Presentation training finalists
Wednesday April 3 16:00 hrs
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.