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Mariel Housley | December 9, 2015 | Startup Competitions, University
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Grow your startup with Next Step Challenge and Bang & Olufsen

Olivia Bechetoille | November 18, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, Startup Competitions
YouNoodle, Next Step Challenge and global audio design brand Bang & Olufsen have partnered up to identify 7 startups poised to shape the future of sound. This program is an international competition for startups working within the fields of sound, home integration, design, IoT and streaming. Besides the opportunity to win the grand prize of EUR 250k, you’ll get the chance to have access to Bang & Olufsen’s expertise and facilities throughout the 6-month program Read More

5 Actionable Tips: Manage the Judging Round of Your Startup Competition Like a Pro

Adele Burnes | November 12, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, New Features, Startup Competitions, Updates
In one of our previous blog posts we covered the topic of setting up a Judging Form. After this task has been completed, it is equally important to efficiently manage your competition judging rounds. We have developed a checklist that will help you complete all activities related to your judging round. Establish your judging guidelines: Prior to assigning entries to judges, decide on how many judges should review each entry. We recommend that each entry Read More

DevelopHer Toy & Game Challenge: Changing the Toy Aisles for Girls [Case Study]

Adele Burnes | November 12, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, Startup Competitions, Uncategorized
YouNoodle is excited to share an impressive client success story: today we are featuring the DevelopHer Foundation. The DevelopHer Toy & Game Challenge encourages, recognizes and accelerates toys and games focused on girls ages 3-12 in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Studies show we become what we play with, and DevelopHer is focused on changing the toy aisles for girls. DevelopHer used YouNoodle’s online competition platform for managing the Challenge from beginning to end, Read More

3 Tips for Managing Applications for Your Startup Competition

Adele Burnes | November 10, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, New Features, Startup Competitions, Updates
After you have set up and tested your entry form, you are almost ready to start receiving applications for your competition or program. On YouNoodle Judge, you can open your entry round and push your competition live in a couple of clicks. A convenient indicator in the status bar will let you know that your competition has been successfully launched.   You don’t have to wait until your entry round closes to get insights about Read More

How to Set Up Your Judge Form on YouNoodle Judge

Adele Burnes | October 27, 2015 | New Features, Updates
In one of the previous blog posts in this series we discussed how to set up an effective application form on YouNoodle Judge for your startup competition or program. Today we will show you how to set up your judging form in a way that allows you to effectively evaluate applicants’ responses to your questions.   Set Up an Effective Judging Form   Similar to your application form, it’s important to create the most appropriate   evaluation Read More

Pro Tips for Launching Your Entry Round

Adele Burnes | October 21, 2015 | New Features, Updates
In our previous blog post  we covered the steps for creating an effective application  form for your startup competition or program. After your application form is ready, there are some other things you can do to further improve the experience for your applicants.  Below are some suggestions for you to consider.   Test your Application Form Once your application form is set up, test it out: Make sure that the application form opens correctly, and Read More

How to Set Up Your Application Form on YouNoodle Judge

Adele Burnes | October 19, 2015 | New Features, Startup Competitions, Updates
By powering over 500 startup competitions and programs globally we have a lot of experience in competition setup and delivery. In the upcoming series of blog posts we’ll share with you some of our competition best practices, and show you how to set up and manage your startup competition using YouNoodle Judge. Entry Form and Personal Form Set Up It’s important to set up your entry form and personal form in a way that allows Read More

Verizon Announces Powerful Answers Award Finalists

Shilpa Prasad | October 13, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, Startup Competitions, Updates
Verizon recently announced 36 finalists from a pool of over 1,400 candidates from around the world for the 2015 Powerful Answers Award, a startup competition that challenges innovators, developers and entrepreneurs to provide innovative solutions that deliver social good. The competition offers a total of $6 Million in cash prizes, plus the opportunity for winners to participate in an Accelerator program designed to help develop their ideas and bring solutions to market faster. The program Read More

Cisco Announces Semifinalists of Innovation Grand Challenge

Shilpa Prasad | October 12, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, Startup Competitions, Startup pitches
Last week, Cisco announced the 15 semi-finalists in their second annual Innovation Grand Challenge. The semifinalists were selected from over 3,000 entries in over 100 countries, which was hosted on the YouNoodle Judge platform. In the next stage of the competition, six finalists will be selected and startups will participate in a ‘Shark Tank’ style pitch at the IOT World Forum in Dubai, after which three winners will be announced. You can read more about Read More
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