The Gigabit Challenge Finale
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)
Kansas City, MO
**General Audience tickets are sold out. Standing Room Only tickets are still available - seated spots are not guaranteed.**
The Gigabit Challenge Finale
January 18, 2012
Kansas City Public Library - Plaza branch (4801 Main St.)
8:00AM-5:30PM - FREE to attend
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Coffee
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
8:40 - 10:00 a.m. Finalists Presentations - Group 1
10:15 - 11:55 a.m. Finalists Presentations - Group 2
11:55 - 12:00 p.m. Video Address from Vint Cerf of Google, Inc.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch - on your own at area restaurants
1:10 - 2:30 p.m. Finalist Presentations - Group 3
2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Finalist Presentations - Group 4
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Community Address
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Awards Presentation & Closing
Want to be a live blogger? Contact Allison Way at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Want to volunteer at the event? We still have a few spots available. Contact Laura Goede at email@example.com for more information.
Do you need accommodation in Kansas City? We have a room block at the Hilton President Kansas City for a discount rate. NOTE: Discount rate expires Friday, January 13 at midnight. Please follow one of these three options:
Call corporate reservations line at 1.800.HILTONS (445.8667)
Reserving online at Hilton President Reservations
- After clicking the linkabove, enter your dates of stay,
- On the next page, enter your unique group code, GIG, in the Group/Convention box,
- Complete reservation by selecting room type and entering personal information.
Contacting our In-House Reservationists
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide in the body of the email:
- Name of meeting, group code, dates of stay, phone number and method of payment.
- Call the hotel directly at 816-303-1638
In-House Reservations hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9am –3pm CST.
They will be happy to respond to you within 24 business hours.
Finalist presenting on January 18, 2012:
Risk Analytics, LLC
Virtual/Real World Wallet Systems
Courthouse USA, LLC
GET-GIV-GOT System Technologies
Green Earth Aerogel Technology
Digital City Mechanics
Strategic Office Networks, LLC
Voter Integrity Party
SEIN Analytics & Asset Management
Welcome to The Gigabit Challenge, a global business plan competition to find disruptive ideas that will turn the tech industry upside-down and change the world.
The Gigabit Challenge is focused on unique applications that are enabled by Google's first-in-the-nation 1 Gigabit Fiber network. It is a business plan competition looking for the brightest, hungriest and most passionate entrepreneur superstars who are looking to think big...with a gig.
Individuals, teams or businesses with an idea, a complete business plan, or an early-stage operating business are invited to enter for the chance to work on the first-in-the-nation Google Fiber network and a prize valued at $100,000. We hope that you will use the opportunity provided by the Google Fiber network to not only develop next-generation businesses, but to help establish an ecosystem that will cause innovation and disruptive technologies to surge throughout Kansas City and the world.
When & Where
Think Big Partners
Think Big Partners is an early-stage startup accelerator and mentorship-based collaborative network located in Kansas City, Missouri. Think Big Partners has successfully launched or grown over 150 successful companies with its creation of coworking spaces (Think Big Coworking), entrepreneurial conferences (Think Big Kansas City and iKC), essential services, startup resources and funding (Think Big Ventures). To learn more about Think Big Partners, please visit http://www.thinkbigpartners.com.