Business Competition

Companies can compete for prospective grants up to $50,000, based on the company’s proposal and the judges’ evaluation of best use of funds. Grants are targeted at companies where the grant funds can make a significant impact by supporting business activities that validate potential markets, reduce risk of early failure, and advance projects to their next phase. Continue reading

Who is Eligible?

Companies applying for the PTP NEXT Business Competition must meet the following eligibility criteria. Applications for companies that do not meet the criteria will not be considered.

Application & Review Process

Get ready for a challenging, three-stage competition judged by investment professionals and industry experts.

1. Online Pre-Proposal Application Deadlines
2. Full Proposal (by invitation) Deadline: April 13, 2012
3. Finalist Presentation (by invitation) May 18, 2012
4. Winners announced First Week of June 2012

Apply Now

Applications received before February 24, 2012 may be eligible for an early decision. If you are selected to move to the next phase at that time, you will be notified in early March. If not, your application will be included in the full pool of applications received by March 9, 2012. More details are available on the Application and Review Processpage.