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Innovation Whiteboard Challenge 2015

Welcome NBMBAA Members, 

As a registrant of the 2015 National Black MBA Association Innovation Whiteboard Challenge® competition you are one step closer to winning the $10,000 grand prize.  Please make sure to read the following rules and regulations carefully.  If you have not logged in before, please click the REGISTER button and follow the instructions. If you have already registered, please log in using your e-mail address and password.

Presenters (one per company) for the 2015 National Black MBA Association Innovation Whiteboard Challenge® competition will be selected based upon a 60 second presentation video of one representative presenting your idea and the information in this application as determined by a panel of qualified judges. Applicants are encouraged to make their applications as clear and understandable as possible to optimize their chances of selection.

  • All videos and applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Central time on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
  • Video presentations of one representative presenting your idea should be uploaded tohttp://nbmbaawhiteboardchallenge2015.istart.org/ .
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a legal resident of the U.S., and a member of the National Black MBA Association® prior to the submission of their application.
  • There is no charge to apply to the Innovation Whiteboard Challenge®.
  • Only one (1) application and video per applicant allowed.
  • Applicants should assume any statements made as part of the application process are in the public domain.
  • By signing below, each participant acknowledges that by participating in the Innovation Whiteboard Challenge®, s/he will be presenting his/her idea in a forum that is open to the public and there can be no expectation of privacy or protection of confidential information in such a public forum.
  • A panel of judges will screen all videos and applications and select up to 10 candidates for the semi-final round, which will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in Orlando, FL. Semi-finalists will be notified by Friday, August 21, 2015 at the email address or telephone number provided on the application.  If an applicant’s contact information is incomplete or incorrect s/he may lose the opportunity to present. Presenters are solely responsible for their travel and lodging expenses.
  • Semi-finalists will receive one complimentary 1-day Entrepreneurial Institute registration.
  • Semi-finalists (one person per company) will make a 3-minute Whiteboard presentation to a panel of judges on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.  Three finalists will be selected on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 to advance to the final round where s/he will make a 5-minute Whiteboard presentation during the Institutes Luncheon session on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
  • The winner of the Whiteboard Challenge® competition will be announced at the Institutes Reception presentation on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
  • Applicants should assume that none of the judges have a background in the subject matter of their ideas. The judges’ selection is final, and the judges reserve the right to determine the final number of finalists.  Only the companies (one presenter per company) selected to participate in final round of the 2015 Innovation Whiteboard Challenge® competition are eligible to win a cash award.
  • The judges assume all information provided on the application form is true and correct.
  • Confidential information, proprietary content, and protected intellectual property that is not the property of the applicant will not be accepted. DO NOT attempt to present ideas that are the confidential or proprietary property of another person or entity. By submitting an application, applicant is acknowledging that the information is not infringing on the protected rights of any person or entity.


All applicants, if selected, must be available to present at the 2015 Innovation Whiteboard Challenge® competition at the NBMBAA Annual Conference & Exposition on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 and Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in Orlando, FL.




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