Anyone. We have both standard and junior-level Challenges in place and are working on smaller, shorter-framed workshop-type challenges for k-4 and 5-8 teams.
Our goal with the ‘Junior Division’ is to inspire young innovators, inventors and creators to develop proven technology into a commercially-viable, marketable product, engage them to develop effective business models for promotion and sales, and integrate them into the Southeast U.S. business landscape with every advantage for the greatest success, even as we provide opportunities at high technology-centric Enrichment Scholarship funds.
Our goal with the ‘Experienced Innovator Category’ is to inform more seasoned innovators, inventors and creators of the virtually boundless opportunities for successful progression of a scientifically-proven technology into commercial viability, expose them to resources to improve their ability to bring their inventions to successful market, and further empower them to create a lasting footprint in the Arkansas business landscape.
Through this Challenge, VCs, Investors and Partners have the opportunity at a front-row view of the commercialized development of already-proven U.S. Government technologies. Through benchmark reviews, reports and periodic planned engagement with competitors, Investors have the opportunity to very effectively review, guide and ultimately profit from developed technologies through investment.
A startup company (startup or start-up) is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing or offering an innovative product, process or service. A startup is usually a company such as a small business, a partnership or an organization designed to rapidly develop scalable business model.