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Come one, come all!!

MegaWatt Ventures is an annual clean energy business plan competition that is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy in conjunction with Florida's universities. Students, entrepreneurs and faculty are all invited to participate in this exciting program that brings innovation, entrepreneurship and the energy industry together to launch companies that have the potential to create new jobs and help solve today's global energy issues!!

Competing teams must include at least one Florida-based engineering student, and can be formed at the beginning of the competition. Teams can also be existing Florida-based small technology businesses that generated less than $5M in revenues in 2010, and that employ Florida-based engineering students in key development positions for the duration of the competition. For 2011, MegaWatt Ventures is open to any Florida-based teams and small businesses. Technologies or research from any U.S.-based university or national lab can be incorporated into the proposed product concepts.

Representatives will be available to discuss the program and answer questions on Tuesday, November 30th from 2pm-4pm in the north lobby of Hough Hall.

The 2011 MegaWatt Ventures application window is officially open! Teams can apply online at www.MegaWattVentures.com<http://megawattventures.com/> to compete for one of the ten finalist positions, which will be selected in March.