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Are you a transportation innovator with the next great transportation business idea? The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Young Member Council (YMC) is seeking entrepreneurs to participate in an exciting TRB 2013 Annual Meeting (January 13-17) session, the Transportation Innovation and Entrepreneur’s Challenge. At this session, potential entrepreneurs with transportation business ideas will have an opportunity to present their new transportation product or service concepts to a panel of distinguished transportation industry entrepreneurs in just six minutes. All of the accepted presentations must be interactive, including a physical presentation of a prototype, demonstration of software under development. A PowerPoint presentation may also be used for the presentation, depending on the topic. A preference will be given to applications from young professionals (ages 35 and younger), but all applications will be considered.
The evaluation panel will judge the cutting-edge transportation business concepts presented providing valuable feedback on the viability of the product or service presented in today’s transportation industry. An honorary ‘winner’ of the challenge will be declared at the close of the session, and the winning business concept will be featured in the Winter 2013 issue of the Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) Mobility Matters. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this one-of-a-kind TRB Annual Meeting session!
What are the submission requirements? Submit the following: 1) A short, two to three paragraph abstract of your business concept (abstracts should reference current research or demonstrate knowledge of the state of the practice); 2) Pictures, drawings, or other supporting materials that illustrate your business concept; and 3) Professional biography or resume.
What topic areas will be covered? Technology, transportation products and services in all modes of transportation. Business concepts that are oriented towards both the end consumer and those serving the transportation industry itself will be considered. Transportation planning and management consulting business ideas will not be accepted.
When are entries due? November 16, 2012 (winners will be notified in late November)
How do I submit my entry? To submit your entry (or for more information) contact: Shana Retherford Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
See the full call for proposals for more information: FINAL Six Minute Pitch