In the previous few Tech-Speak articles, we’ve shared the imaginative and prescient of Tech-Prize. It’s not solely a contest however a whole program with a well-defined methodology, instruments and content material to allow each innovator to study, experiment, community and take dangers.
The thought within the thoughts of an innovator is a seed. For it to flourish into an impressive tree requires a supportive surroundings and care. The Tech-Prize workforce is constructing such an surroundings. Our major objective is to re-establish Racine as “Invention Metropolis.” The Concept Competitors and the Tech-Prize Mentoring program will present that caring surroundings to our individuals.
The Concept Competitors is a number one occasion for Tech-Prize. It’s open to each inventive member of our group. The enrollment for the competitors is open now by way of July 1.
Regardless of their age, training or skilled qualification, the primary 20 individuals will probably be assigned a mentor to information, assist and assist them succeed. A Tech-Prize mentor has two major objectives for the mentee. The mentor supplies recommendation to boost the mentee’s efficiency within the competitors and growth of the concept for achievement past the Tech-Prize occasion. The mentor can even act as a task mannequin and supply a assist system for the mentee.
Our volunteer mentors come from various backgrounds. They’re profitable executives from the manufacturing, expertise and finance sectors. Some have already launched profitable companies, whereas others have patents of their title. All of them are dedicated to seeing that their mentees are profitable. The place potential, we match the mentor based mostly on the profile of the concept submitted. The mentors even have entry to a panel of specialists from authorized, finance, expertise and advertising to help the event of the Concept.