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Tech-prize Racine WI

A competition bringing together entrepreneurs and innovators from across the nation to vie for a cash reward for the best new idea.

August 2020 – April 2021 *

Invention City – Racine Wisconsin

*Tech-prize dates have changed due to COVID-19

Due to the impact of the COVID-19, the Tech-Prize competition will host three virtual event in 2020-21. 

The Tech-Prize will be back in Full format next year.

Tech-Prize is a Technology Competition event that will be held in downtown Racine, the summer of 2020. This video discusses all the elements of the event and how you can get involved. Spend 2 minutes to see why you should and want to be involved in this innovative event.

VIRTUAL BIZ_TECH-SHOP

 

From Sept 2020 through April 2021 every 3rs Saturday Join a “Virtual” workshop or discussion 

  • Learn to develop and enhance your ideas that can become a successful business for tomorrow.
  • .Learn how to launch a new idea or business

The Biz-Tech-Shops will provide an introduction to the process of innovation and idea creation to support the three objectives of Tech-Prize, Smart”, Industrial, and Open categories.

SMART CITY APP COMPETITION

Tech-Prize Smart City Problem Solving Challenge is an Open-Ended APP development competition. The objective of the competition is to promote and reward IT development Skills and Creativity while solving some pressing social and infrastructure challenges in our community. 

The Open-Ended Competition means the participants can participate even if their App is not completely Developed. Each Submission is evaluated on the following criteria

Mentoring

Submit your Idea before August and we will evaluate that ideas. If your Idea is ready for a launch, we will find you opportunities to pitch to investors, for all other ideas, we will assign a mentor so that you can enhance your ideas to submit for 2021 Ideas comepetition

 

Tech-Prize 2021

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Racine Tech Price 2020

July 29 – August 9, 2021

Invention City – Racine Wisconsin

IDEA COMPETITION

Hundreds of tech pioneers will line the shops and businesses of the Racine community to showcase their inventions in “Smart”, “Industrial” or “Open” category ideas.

Register for Ideas Comeptition

Esports Competition

Top gaming competitors participate in a bracketed competition in the Racine community.

Hosted by: NYPB (Not Your Parents Basement), Gateway, UW Parkside

Coding Competition

Tech-Prize Coding Competition RegistrationCoding teams will have two full days to complete their project and present it to the competition judges.  The teams will select from a list of Racine SMART City initiatives which project to develop. 

Tech-Prize Coding Competition

Pitch Competition

Many aspiring entrepreneurs will compete to be one of the 25 companies selected to pitch their Technology Business idea to an esteemed panel of experienced entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, and Venture Capitalists.

TECH-SHOP

Tech-Shops will provide an introduction to the process of innovation and idea creation to support the three objectives of Tech-Prize, Smart”, Industrial and Open categories.

BIZ-SHOP

Educational Workshops and Group Discussions on topics of  Ideation and Business Start-up.

  • IP Protection
  • Business Plan  Development
  • Marketing Plan Development
  • Financial Plan Development
  • Funding Options
    • Venture Capital / Angel Investors
    • Banking
    • Stock Options

Community Events

Join Tech-Prize for 11 days of family-friendly events that celebrate Racine’s spirit of innovation.

 

Be a Host

Show your Racine Hospitality.

This festival will attract thousands of visitors to Downtown Racine to take part in an exciting display of next generation ideas. Inventors will display designs from every technological discipline in our store fronts, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, police station, library, museum and any other space desired Host locations will get to demonstrate the outstanding culture and hospitality that racine offers and thousands of people experience the idea presentations. In similar events, establishments that host exhibits have seen 4-20 fold increase in daily revenue during the event

How does it work?
There is no limit on how many exhibits a business can host. A small exhibit may need just a table space, while others may require more elaborate space. Please fill this form and your information will be electronically matched with potential exhibitors best fitted for your location.

“City of Racine is ready to host  Tech-Prize”

I am excited to see that the Thriving Economy Wave team is working on Ambitious and Grand Initiatives like TECH-PRIZE that will kick-start the growth of our community in multiple dimensions such as commerce, trade, and tourism while providing a platform for intellectual growth through technology competition.”

Tom Buhler, founder VGR

“My team is excited to welcome innovators and technologists during Tech Prize.”

We have a safe, friendly and inviting lakefront community with a rich history and diverse culture. Come for exploring new technology and innovation, as well as our great food, fun attractions, and community amenities. Our team of peace officers will be on hand to promote a safe and secure environment and memorable experience during your stay. 

Art Howell, chief of police

“TECH-PRIZE to carry the tradition of  the leadership in Innovation and Industry”

“For virtually our entire history, Racine County has been a leader in innovation and industry. We recognize the potential of TechPrize to help carry on this tradition, and we hope students become involved and inspired.”

Jonathan Delagrave, Racine County Executive

Become a Sponsor

What does sponsorship mean to you and our community?

Sponsorship of the competition is designed to motivate the innovation spirit and enable the following for the Racine community:

– Become a recognized leader in Technology through Innovation

– Establish Racine as a destination

– Provide opportunities for our citizens

– Enhance our community so that individuals to want to live, work and play in Racine Wisconsin and our broader region

– Every, citizen, public servant, student and the employer will benefit through this process

– Lead this community to the future by sponsoring the Tech-Prize competitions

 

Prizes

COMPETITIVE PRIZES

Participants will compete for prizes in the forms of cash, scholarship, idea sponsorship, and employment opportunities. The additional value will be gained through the learning in the tech and biz-shops, the networking and introduction to potential clients and investors

Jeff Daniel and Ray Koukari discuss Tech-Prize on WGTD 91.1 FM Kenosha

Listen to the Tech-Prize team discuss exciting details of the Tech-Prize event with Dr, Bryan Albrecht, on his weekly radio broadcast. In this segment, you learn details of the Tech-Prize event taking place from July 30-August 10, 2020, in Racine, Wi. Ray and Jeff will be sharing the background, competitions, competitors, impact on the community, and how to get involved.

 

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