Innovator Alert: Apply Now

COMPETITIONS, PITCHES, GRANTS | Browse our curated selection of opportunities for innovators. You'll find the applications for Startup Dallas Week, Fast Company's World Changing Ideas, TREC's Executive Leadership Council, Wildcatters 2019, and the 2019 Technology Playmaker Awards.

North Texas is a big place, with plenty of opportunities. So, we’re constantly on the lookout for contests and competitions, award ceremonies, and available grants our innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any time, so check the official websites for the latest details. (And, be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.)

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Applications Now Open for Startup Dallas Week: Track Captains, Speakers, Volunteers, and Venues

Startup Dallas Week is a five-day celebration of the entrepreneurial community that aims to build momentum and opportunity. Powered by Capital One and organized by The DEC, the fifth anniversary event will be held April 1-5, intending to celebrate Dallas-Fort Worth as a region founded on the shoulders of entrepreneurs, innovators, wildcatters, pioneers, and startups. Deadlines vary depending on involvement, so be sure to check the official application page for more information:




Fast Company Calls for Entries for World Changing Ideas

Fast Company‘s World Changing Ideas Awards recognize innovation that benefits society and the planet, whether it be through products, concepts, companies, policies, or designs. The ideas must have been launched since Jan. 1, and must fit in one of the 16 categories—all judged on impact, design, scalability, and ingenuity. You can apply now online by Nov. 8 for the early rate deadline, with the final deadline on Dec. 7.

[Fast Company]

EarthxFilm Calls for Entries

EarthxFilm showcases films and emerging media related to topics of conservation, climate change, and the environment, while also recognizing those working to protect the planet. The third annual festival, set to be held April 19-28 in Dallas, will present filmmaker awards totaling $20,000 in cash to the best entries. Interested parties must submit their film as online screeners only, and must have an environmental or social topic. Check the official application page for all rules and extended deadlines.

[Photo via EarthxFilm]


Apply Now to be Considered for TREC’s Executive Leadership Council Class of 2019

The Executive Leadership Council is a six-month program for upper management commercial real estate executives looking to sharpen their leadership skills and develop personally and professionally. Through round table discussions, guest speakers, group assignments, and personalized executive coaching, members will have the opportunity to improve themselves within a small group of industry peers. To apply, candidates must be TREC members with around 10 years of industry experience. Applications are now open online.

[via TREC]

DEADLINE: DEC. 22 Opens Nominations for its 2019 Technology Playmaker Awards

Intended to recognize and celebrate women pushing the boundaries of innovation in technology, the annual Technology Playmaker Awards spotlights diverse female talent from across the nation. Winners will be chosen in seven categories, along with an overall winner. Nominations can be submitted online, in any language.



Wildcatters 2019 Now Accepting Applications

Health Wildcatters, the country’s top healthcare accelerator program, is taking applications to the Healthcare Accelerator and Seed Fund. The program aims to turn health-related startup ideas into companies. Applications are due Dec. 31.

[Health Wildcatters]


Entries are Open for the Brand Film Festival

Brand Film Festival, held in New York, aims to be the industry’s pulse on all things brand film as it showcases the year’s most innovative, artistic, creative, and effective branded content films. Anyone with a film can enter for the chance to be rewarded as leading the way in their field. Applicants can find a list of core categories, judging details, requirements, and more in the 2019 Entry Kit.

[via Youtube]



Nominations Open for the 2019 National Small Business Week Awards

Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the achievements of the country’s small businesses, whether it be for their contributions to their local communities, or for benefiting the nation’s economy. Small business owners with an amazing success story to share are encouraged to submit their nominations online for the 2019 awards—but note, all nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered to the nearest SBA Office.

[SBA Awards]



Richard Branson Puts $3M Toward Air Conditioner Overhaul Project

Global Cooling Prize challenges participants to develop green solutions to residential cooling that can help bring safer living conditions to people around the world without warming the planet. Preliminary applications are due June 19, 2019.

[Global Cooling Prize]


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