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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Young Member Council (YMC) is seeking emerging
entrepreneurs to participate in The Six Minute Pitch: A Transportation Startup Challenge,
a session that will be held at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January
12-16, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
At this session, selected presenters will have an opportunity to pitch their cutting-edge,
research-based concepts for transportation product or service-based business to a panel of
distinguished transportation industry investors and entrepreneurs in just six minutes. The
evaluation panel will provide feedback to each presenter on the viability of the product
or service presented in today's transportation industry. An honorary 'winner'
of the challenge will be declared at the close of the session. The inaugural January 2013
Six Minute Pitch session was one of the most well-attended sessions at the TRB Annual
Meeting - with an attendance of more than 200.
Who can submit an entry?
Any professional with a transportation-related business idea or active startup, but
preference will be given to young professionals (TRB defines 'young' as
professionals 35 or younger). A preference will also be given to individuals who intend to
register for TRB.
What are the submission requirements?
Submit your application using this form (http://ow.ly/pOO6g
). Applicants must also provide
a current resume or CV (PDF or Microsoft Word) via email to
email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. The submission via
email of additional supporting materials, such as concept designs, web links, or existing
presentations, is also encouraged. All applicants must describe how their product or
service will bring research to commercial application. Presentations should include an
interactive element, such as a presentation of a prototype or demonstration of software
under development. The use of Prezi or PowerPoint is also permitted.
What topic areas will be covered?
Transportation products and services in all modes of transportation. Business concepts
that are oriented towards both the end consumer and those serving the transportation
industry itself will be considered. Transportation planning and management consulting
business ideas will not be accepted.
When are entries due?
November 15, 2013 (accepted presenters will be notified in late November).