Article: What’s the big idea? Calling on innovators to get rid of Phoenix trash

Do you have what it takes to end waste through technology?  The city of Phoenix is looking to find ways to improve their trash management.  One way is their business / startup competition:

The winning idea idea will win $20,000 to go towards starting a business based around your idea.   As well, the winner will have the ability to pilot their idea in the City of Phoenix (i.e. a pilot opportunity).

It is interesting to see that the competition, the Cisco IoT Challenge, is sponsored by an information technology company (Cisco), a cable company (Cox Communications), and the Arizona Institute for Digital Progress.

Contestants submitted their ideas by February 4th, and pitches were given yesterday, Saturday, February 11th.   From now until March 23rd participants will “Hack at Home”, where they will develop their minimal viable products.  They will be supported by online mentoring.  Final pitches will be March 23rd.

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