Monday, December 28, 2015
Windstream challenged high school students in Lexington, KY; Lincoln, NE; and Sugar Land, TX to design a start-up business offering a product or service that will improve our communities and the way we live. In addition to having already created a WordPress site, finalists were tasked with creating a 2-3 minute video as if they were pitching the business to a team of investors.
All three videos will be hosted on Inc.com for one week in late January to allow visitors and supporters to vote for their favorite start-up idea. The results of the online vote will be considered alongside a vote from Windstream and an industry expert to determine the overall winner. Visitors can vote once daily through the duration of the online voting. These votes, alongside one from Windstream and an industry expert, will determine the overall winner.
The winning student(s) will receive $20,000 and an additional $20,000 for their school's affiliated organization. Further, the two runners-up will receive $5,000 and matching donation of $5,000 for their affiliated organization.
Check back to see the official winner! In the meantime, watch, be inspired, and vote for your favorite start-up idea.