Start Me Up! Innovation Campaign

        Introducing the ‘Start Me Up! Innovation Campaign’ presented by Backbone magazine and Alpha Group.

        Atum is a huge supporter of Canadian startups and innovative small business solutions. The Start Me Up! Campaign has launched to find inspired Canadian technology ideas, and help entrepreneurs bring those ideas to the marketplace. The product or service can focus on any sector and use any type of technology.

        The campaign includes the following:
        1. Prizes: $100,000 in prizes (part seed capital, part products and services)
        2. A live pitch event, judged by leading technology and business leaders
        3. A full year of follow-up editorial exposure (successes, challenges, advice) in print and online 

        The top 200 applicants will also receive invitations to the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), Oct. 22 to 24 in Montreal.

        Qualified entrants are early-stage companies, with revenue of no more than $2 million annually. Successful entrants will have a ready-to-sell product or service and a complete business plan and market analysis. Any business or technology sector is relevant. 

        Timing of campaign

         Launch/Contest Applications  February 7, 2012 – March 31, 2012 
         Judging  April 2 – 21, 2012
         Awards Event  May 16, 2012 
         Follow-Up Winner Stories – Online and Print  May 2012 – April 2013

        Backbone will create an online “Innovation Campaign Portal” in addition to the publication, where readers can monitor the winner’s advancements, successes, resources and challenges in weekly blog posts, tweets and other Web content. Target markets and distribution alliances include databases from participating consulting firms, law firms, universities, the investment community, associations, accelerators, incubators, etc.

        Atum encourages YOUR Start Up to register today, and take full advantage of an opportunity to launch your business with a substantial cash prize, massive industry exposure, dedicated resources and expert mentorship.

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