U.Va. OpenGrounds, Vonage Sponsor $25,000 Student Competition

U.Va.’s OpenGrounds and Vonage, a national communications company, are jointly sponsoring a competition challenging U.Va. students to invent the next generation of social messaging.

The competition, which offers $25,000 total prize money, invites U.Va. undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students to submit technical or non-technical proposals with their ideas for the future of social messaging.

OpenGrounds director Bill Sherman and Vonage CEO Marc Lefar, a 1985 graduate of U.Va.’s McIntire School of Commerce, hosted a kickoff event for the competition at a gathering on the Rotunda steps yesterday.

For more information about the competition, click here or view the media coverage below.

Related Links
U.Va. and Vonage Challenge Students to Invent the Next Big Thing in Social Messaging (U.Va. Today 9/9/2012)
Collaborators Launch Contest (Cavalier Daily 9/11/2012)
U.Va., Vonage Partner in Social Media Competition (NBC29 9/10/2012)
U.Va. Students Take Part in Vonage Competition (Newsplex 9/10/2012)

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