Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge

Support for start-ups, entrepreneurs, developers and others who have an early-stage business anywhere in the world, for the development of breakthrough technologies, products or business models with ideas regarding how technologies that best leverage the Internet of Things (IoT).

Successful applicants may win a share of $250,000. There will be one first prize worth $150,000, one second prize worth $75,000 and one third prize worth $25,000. Winners will also have mentoring opportunities from industry experts, workspace use at Cisco Innovation Centers and a trip to the Web Summit based in Lisbon so that they may participate in the live finals.

For teams and Business Entity Participants, the Team Leader, the official representative or the Business Entity Contact Person will receive the prize amount. This person will then have the responsibility of distributing this cash prize further amongst team members.