Silicon Valley-based tech companies Prezi and Tilt have teamed up to offer two university students the chance to hang out with tech luminaries in San Francisco next year, with all flight and accommodation costs paid for.
To enter the competition, students will need to create a presentation on Prezi outlining what problem they want to solve and demonstrating the potential impact their startup will have on their university campus, community or worldwide. Students will also need to suggest what funding support they will need to turn their idea into a reality.
The Canvas My Campus global competition was launched last year to foster a culture of entrepreneurial thinking amongst students, who are one of Prezi’s biggest markets, alongside teachers and entrepreneurs who regularly deliver presentations.
On the Canvas My Campus competition page, it states, “A college campus is an inflection point of enlightenment, creative energy, and inspiration–a place where students, professors, researchers, and alumni come together to think big, follow their dreams, and challenge the status quo.”
“It’s that opportunity of discovery – and the incredible stories of the people pursuing it – that make your school a place where ideas for change are sparked.”
The top 10 finalists will be featured on fundraising platform, Tilt, where they’ll be able to raise money to help execute their ideas. The top two (one chosen by popular vote and one by staff selection) will be flown to San Francisco to meet the teams at Prezi and Tilt. Winners will have the chance to network with tech industry insiders, as well as present and receive expert feedback on their ideas.
The two colleges or universities with the winning Prezis will also receive free Prezi EDU PRO licenses for a duration of one year for their entire population of students, staff and faculty.
Entries need to be submitted by the 20th of October.
Eligibility details can be found via: www.prezi.com/canvas-my-campus