Application and Key Dates

2017 Preliminary Application (Due on February 18, 2017):

The 2017 IEC Application will include 2 parts, a 5-page written proposal, and a 60-second pitch video. You may submit your application to 1 of the 4 tracks.

Tracks:

  • Agriculture + Agriculture Technology
  • Health + Healthy Living
  • Technology, Consumer Product, or Service
  • Social, Cultural, or Environmental Impact

Part 1:

Please submit a proposal to http://iec2017.startupcompete.co/outlining your idea. Proposals should be no longer than 5-pages, including any slides or visual components and at a minimum, consist of:

The proposal should include the following sections:

  1. Problem/Impact
  2. Solution/Technology
  3. Market Opportunity
  4. Team/Advisors
  5. Go-to-Market Plan
  6. Progress to Date

Part 2:

60-Second Pitch Video: Film a 60-second pitch for your team and upload it with your application.

 

2017 Final Round (March 30-31):

The 2017 Final Round will be held in Boise, Idaho over two days.

Thursday , March 30:

  • Evening – Welcome Event at Zions Bank in Boise

Friday, March 31:

Morning – Live pitch round where teams will pitch their ideas to judging panels.

Evening – Awards Ceremony

Judging Rubric

Teams will be scored in 3 categories: Team, Plan, and Impact. Please click here to view the 2017 Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge Judging Rubric

Click Here to view photos from our 2016 IEC Event!

Application FAQs

  • Where can I apply?
  • When can I apply?
    November 8th, 2016 – February 18th, 2017
  • What are the four tracks?
    • Agriculture/Agriculture Technology
    • Health/Healthy Living
    • Technology, Consumer Product, or Service
    • Social, Cultural, or Environmental Impact
  • When will the finalist be Announced?
    Finalists will be announced in early March.
  • What are the Awards?
    $100,000 in seed money distribution will be distributed to teams as dictated by the Finals Judges.
  • What are the eligibility requirements?
    Please refer to the Rules, Eligibility, and FAQ’s page.