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Monetizing The World’s Problems StepUp’s StartUp NC Weekend Developing profitable products or processes in the e-waste sector September 26 – 28 Raleigh, North Carolina

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PosCast On StartUp Weekend: http://mjclark.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-30T15_22_03-07_00 September 26 – 28 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Focused on IT e-waste and entrepreneurship. We are looking for creative minds interested in profitably addressing this global problem. What happens to e-waste? Some is refurbished. However, only a small percentage is recycled. Even when we take it to a recycling center, we have no guarantee that it is actually recycled – not in the way most of us think of recycling. Much ends up creating toxic waste problems with serious environmental consequences. This competition event is a small experiment with the potential for global ramifications and real profit. Limited seating available due to size of commercial workshop and equipment allocation to participating teams. .

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Page 1: StepUp's StartUp NC Weekend Monetizing E-Waste

Monetizing The World’s Problems

StepUp’s StartUp NC WeekendDeveloping profitable products or processes in the e-waste sector

September 26 – 28 Raleigh, North Carolina

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Global Problem of E-Waste

Focused on entrepreneurial opportunities in e-waste sector. Our preference is computer technology. We are gathering creative minds interested in collaborating to profitably address this global problem.

What happens to e-waste and why does it matter? Some is refurbished. However, only a small percentage is recycled. Even when we take it to a recycling center, we have no guarantee that it is actually recycled – not in the way most of us think of recycling. Much ends up creating toxic waste problems with serious environmental consequences.

This competition event is a small experiment with the potential for global ramifications and real profit.

-Mary Jane Clark, Organizer

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Opportunities in E-WasteProcesses or ServiceProducts

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Weekend ScheduleFRIDAY 26th

6:00PM – 10:00PM

6:00 – 7:00Opening Session

&Pitches

7:00 – 10:00 Teams Form & Storm

SUNDAY 28th

1:00PM – 6:00PM

1:00 – 4:30Teams Storm

4:30 – 6:00Presentations

SATURDAY 27th

8:00AM – 8:00 PM

Teams Storm &

Validate

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Explore Possibilities

Identify PartnersReplicable

ProductDesign

Great Amenities! Concepts

Work

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Opportunity & TermsSolve the global problem of excessive e-waste polluting the world’s environment by developing a profitable process, service, or product from discarded electronics.All kinds of minds, skills and backgrounds welcomed.Emphasis is on computer desktops, laptops, monitors, keyboards, printers.Each team’s work product will be “on loan” to us for potential public display for a period of 60 days.

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Visual TimelineFRIDAYNIGHT

BEGINNOW

SATNIGHT

SAT MORN

SUNENDING

SUN MORN

IndependentPreparation Pitch for

Talent, Form Teams

& Brainstorm

Complete Brainstorm Validate

Concept & Start Building

Concept or Prototype

RefineConcept or Prototype

Finish Building

Concept or Prototype

Pitch Prep &

Prototype Complete

Pitch &

Awards

September 26 – 28 Raleigh, North Carolina

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SponsorsTeaming For Technology NC (RTP)

E-Waste (computers, etc)Technical assistance

NABÖckerFacilitiesEquipment

StepUp Entrepreneurship ProgramHost nonprofit organizationTechnical assistance

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Our Process is Based on Kauffman Foundation’s

Ice House Entrepreneurship

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Process to ApplySpace is limited and acceptance is a competitive processComplete entire application (next slide)Deadline for submission - Friday, September 12, 2014Application & donation submitted

StepUp, 1701 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh NC 27608 Questions? Please contact Mary Jane Clark, StepUp Entrepreneurship Facilitator at [email protected] or call 919/395-7671(cell)

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StartUp NC Weekend ApplicationName: _________________________________________________________

Email Address: __________________________________________________

Cell Phone: _____________________________________________________By applying, I agree to join a team even if my idea is not selected and I offer the following skills, talents, experience, and resources:

I have an idea or concept. Yes No I have read and understand all terms and conditions of application.Signature: __________________________________ Date: _________

Thank you!