Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:30-6:30pm: Reception/Poster Session of all Participating IGC Teams
(Bank of America Forum)
6:30-8:30pm: Keynote Speaker, Finalist Presentations & Awards Ceremony
Greenway Grameen, India
Nanoly Bioscience, USA
Sustainable Agriculture Solutions, Colombia
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For more information about the Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley,
please see the IGC website.
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Join us at the 8th Annual Intel Global Challenge (IGC) at UC Berkeley. The Lester Center and UC Berkeley have partnered with Intel to create the premier global business plan competition focused on technology. Through education, collaboration and competition in an international championship event, IGC provides a forum, in the heart of the US entrepreneurship community, where teams can present their business and technology startups focused on ideas that will impact the world.
This year, up to 30 teams from almost as many countries are expected to compete on Tuesday and Thursday, November 6 and 8. The top eight finalist teams will present their business idea to the public at Thursday’s Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum. Participating teams, representing universities and programs in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the U.S., bring with them some of the brightest and innovative technology ideas in the world and will be vying for $100,000 in prizes.
Attendees will be invited to attend the Poster Session and Reception where all of the teams will showcase their business ideas to the public. The program that follows will feature a Keynote Speaker, the Public Presentations of the eight finalist teams, and the Award Presentation of the Grand Prize winner and three First Prize winners in the categories of New Technology for New Users, Social Innovation, and Computing 2020.
Before his 21st birthday, Ben had already developed two highly acclaimed prototypes. While in high school, Ben invented The UNO – a one-wheeled, zero-emissions motorcycle. The vehicle garnered international adoration, eventually landing the cover of Popular Science magazine. In the midst of the media frenzy, Ben earned $1M in investments, which led to the eventual creation of BPG Werks. His latest project DTV Shredder – an extreme all-terrain vehicle, was announced as the company’s first production vehicle. Ben is an entrepreneur and inventor but in addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, he is currently studying engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Don’t miss this exciting event!
This program is sponsored by Intel* in partnership with the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship.
*This competition is made possible by a generous grant from Intel Foundation under the sponsorship of the Intel® Higher Education Program - a worldwide collaboration between Intel and 150 universities in 34 countries - providing students with access to world class research leadership, direct technology support and technology entrepreneurship skills to help move the resulting technology expertise and knowledge to the local economies.
The program begins with a poster session and networking hour at 5:30 PM with complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the Bank of America Forum at the Haas School of Business. Due to the special nature of this Forum, we will not have the "numbers"/Pitch Your Company at this event. Registration is required. Pre-registration is now closed. Please register onsite beginning at 5:30pm in the Bank of America Forum. If you are unfamiliar with the UC Berkeley campus, check out the campus map to locate the Haas School on the east (uphill) side of campus.