U.Va. Students are Invited to Compete for the $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge

Do you or your friends have innovative ideas for developing new energy technologies?  Then the $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge is for you!

Through a a series of five regional competitions, the Department of Energy is awarding $2 million to student-entrepreneurs for new, viable clean energy solutions. U.Va. students are encouraged to enter the $100,000 ACC Clean Energy Challenge for a chance to compete for the Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business Plan Finals in Washington D.C. this summer.

Important dates and steps to remember:

March 23: Executive Summary (3 pages) and an Investor Video Pitch (3-5 minutes) are due. In this preliminary round, students compete with teams from their university.

April 10: Teams notified of advancement to Southeast Regional Competition.

April 20: Full Commercialization Plans due.

April 24-25: Fifteen teams gather at the University of Maryland to make 20-minute presentations and compete for top prizes.

For more information on the ACC Challenge, see the registration page and more complete rule, click here.

If you a student at U.Va. and you want to submit an entry, contact Professor Bernie Carlson at wc4p@virginia.edu.

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