Innovator Alert: Apply Now

CONTESTS, PITCHES, GRANTS | Browse our curated selection of opportunities for innovators. Check out applications from 7-Eleven, UTD, PepsiCo, and more.

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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The Texas Life Science Venture Showcase is Looking for Presenters

The showcase, which kicks off Oct. 30 at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is an opportunity to network with life science professionals and learn more about the industry. Those interested in presenting must have an affiliation with a UT System institution, and must apply by 5 p.m. CST.

[Courtesy: Texas Life Science Venture Showcase]



Apply Now to Dallas-Based Cloud Security Provider Armor’s “Fight For the Greater Good” Contest

Major cash prizes and a 7-day cruise are up for grabs for those considered to be “unsung heroes” who help make the world a safer place.

[Courtesy: Armor]



12th Annual “Big Idea Competition” Calls for UTD Student Creations

UT Dallas’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is accepting applications now for North Texas’s largest university startup contest.

Big Ideas at UT_Dallas




7-Eleven is Wants Innovative Brands for its Inaugural “Next Up” Event

On Oct. 11 at the Store Support Center in Irving, up-and-coming small businesses and emerging brands will have an opportunity to showcase their products with the 7-Eleven merchandising team.




PepsiCo Searches for North American Startups in Expanded Nutrition Greenhouse Program

The accelerator, which launched in Europe last year, guarantees $20,000 in grant funding and a six-month business optimization program.



Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business Looking for Texas-based Female Business Owners

In need of help for your business? Apply now to be apart of the Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program to be awarded one of the $5,000 grants.

[Texas Woman’s University]



Apply Now for the US-India Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Innovation” Competition

Technologically driven students of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area are being called to participate in this year’s “Spirit of Innovation” Contest.



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.



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