Faculty/Staff Startup of the Year Award Application

Faculty/Staff Startup of the Year Award Application

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2016 Faculty/Staff Startup of the Year Award

  • Overview

  • This prestigious award will honor one deserving startup owned by a faculty or staff member affiliated with the University of Iowa. The recipient of this award exhibits passion, devotion and innovation in planning and deploying their startup and have either made significant progress over the years, or have made an impact as determined by jobs created, revenue generated, or other metrics. For the purpose of this award, a startup is defined as a breakout company that has been operational for 3 years or less.

    Eligibility: Any company started by a current UI faculty member or staff member are encouraged to apply. The company must be based in Iowa.

    Faculty/Staff Startup of the Year: Candidate must be an owner of the company and currently employed by the University of Iowa, on a full-time basis, at the time of the application.

    Nomination: You may nominate more than one company/organization for the award. You must, however, complete a separate application for each nomination.

    Application Deadline: February 3

  • Nominee Information

  • Must be the business founder/co-founder that is affiliated with the University of Iowa.
  • Reference #1

    Please list at least one professional reference; e.g., mentor, advisor, faculty, investor, or board member.
  • Reference #2

  • Reference #3

  • Executive Summary

    Please submit a one-page executive summary, outlining the areas below. The committee will keep all information strictly confidential.

    1. Executive Overview
    1. • Date founded (Month/Year)
    2. • Describe the company and its product(s) and/or service(s)
    3. • Revenue (to date or for 2016)
    4. • Investments to date
    2. Market Assessment
    1. • Market size
    2. • Target market
    3. • Competitive advantage
    3. Achievements and milestones
    1. • Describe the business achievements & milestones reached
    4. Next Steps
    1. • Describe the future growth plans for the business over the next 12 months
    5. Management Team
    1. • List and briefly describe the backgrounds of key owners and any other management team members
    2. • Outside boards and advisors