TIC Americas presents awards as an international business plan competition and accelerator for young entrepreneurs. TIC Americas differentiates itself from other existing Business Plan Competitions by incorporating a prototype phase, training, investment, internships, among other opportunities at a global scale.
Teams comprised of young people from OAS Member States and internationally are invited to submit business plans according to the following Rules and Terms of Reference in the following five sectors.
* Environment - To strengthen the Americas’ efforts towards conservation, sustainable development, and global stewardship.
* Trade – To encourage the exchange of goods and services in the Americas
* Tourism – To promote the development of the tourisms industry, including culture
* Agribusiness – To utilize the region’s agricultural capacity to create economic growth
* Technology – To increase the Americas technological capabilities and infrastructure.
In each category there will be awarded:
* Certificate as TIC Americas Winner
* International Opportunities
* Promotion. Cash award of $3000
Registration Process and Concept Paper November 15th, 2007 – February 1st, 2008
Science, Technology, Business, Development, Innovation, Business Plans, Entrepreneurship, Social Responsibility, Open Source, Software, DIY, Citizen Science, Research, University, Laboratory, Startups, Spin-offs, Society, High Tech, Appropriate Technology, Inventors, Scientists, Technologists, Health, Global Change, Poverty, Third World, Design, Green, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, BoP, Communities, Networks, Jam, Creative Commons, Wiki, Hacking, Labs, Public Domain, Pro Poor, Sustainability, Renovable Energy, Research, Nature, Peer to Peer, Books, Teaching, Web 2.0, On Line Learning, Lemelson RAMP, Google Summer of Code, Google Code In, Google Science Fair, Intel Challenge, BIOMOD, OLPC, iGEM, IDDS, Microtelcos, Wireless, Create the Future Design Contest, Moonbots, Knowledge, Entrepreneurs, Open Access, Inventions, Incubators, Projects, Engineering, Engineers, Women, Policy, Popular Science, Astronomy, Agriculture, Water, Climate Change, REE, Hacker Spaces, Open Innovation, Yachachiq, BiD Network, Technoserve, Peru, MOOC, Crowdfunding, Startup Chile, Startup Peru, Instructables, NASA, FabLab, FoodLab, GSoC, GCI