I-COM Data Startup Challenge

Entry Form

◆ To enter, please make sure your startup meets all the following requirements*.
    a. Product is live in the market, at least having one client = 1 case study
    b. Company is less than 4 years old
    c. Annual revenue is less than US$ 2.5 million

◆ Each Startup can enter only in 1 category and only once per competition.

◆ Entry submissions are now closed. Late entries may be considered on a case-by-case basis, email us at dsc@i-com.org

◆ Price per Entry : EUR 49.-

* If you are not able to check all the requirements, and still wish to enter, please add a brief explanation for exception consideration in the comments box below this form.

A paragraph providing the background of the company and its founding.
1-2 paragraphs of the company's vision and raison d’être. What market is the company serving and describe the problem you are solving. How do you intend to penetrate that market? It’s a brief overview of your business plan.
Bios (max 2 paragraphs each) of the key executives.
One page description of the following: a. Describe the market challenge - customer problem b. Define the market segmentation - Competition, Available Products, Customers c. SWOT Analysis d. Define the strategy to achieve the plan (i.e. the 5 P’s)
The goal should be to give the judges an understanding of how well management knows the business and market in terms of what it will take to implement their plan, what hurdles they anticipate, and how they will achieve their objectives. Examples can be that one of the key objectives is to achieve x% penetration of the agency segment of the market. Then management would need to explain the operational model that will get them there via plans for sales, pricing, distribution, partnerships, whatever their plan is to achieve the goal.
The technical overview may consist of the following items: a) High-level overview of technology, incl. key differentiators - 2 paragraphs b) Logical architecture diagram c) Data Flow Diagram d) Max of 2 PPT slides
2 paragraphs on a detailed example of how revenue is generated. A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value, in economic, social, cultural or other contexts. The process of business model construction is part of business strategy. In theory and practice, the term business model is used for a broad range of informal and formal descriptions to represent core aspects of a business, including purpose, business process, target customers, offerings, strategies, infrastructure, organizational structures, trading practices, and operational processes and policies. The business model can also be illustrated via the case study.
(The client can be anonymous) Maximum 1 page on an actual example of the implementation of your business model.
Supporting Materials
Supporting materials can consist of testimonials, research, performance analysis, collateral, screen grabs, pictures etc. Entrants may send up to 3 files of supporting material of no more than 4 pages each. Attached files must be no more the 2MB each, documents must be in .pdf or .doc (word) format. If you have supporting materials please send them to email dsc@i-com.org, with email title: DSC supporting materials & Name of your company. Do you have supporting materials to be sent though by email?
If you have video material supporting your entry, please insert hyperlink.
Kindly provide name and contact details of the person submitting the entry.
Please include full phone number including country code.
Address *

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