(TNS) -- The Quantico Innovation Center is launching a startup technology competition called the QuIC Innovation Challenge. Applications are being accepted now through July 15.
Selected companies will receive no-cost collaborative space or office space, a value of about $3,000, as well as free QuIC membership and program fees for six months.
The QuIC’s incubation program will be available to the selected companies and includes mentorship and advisory assignments, networking opportunities, seminars and workshops and the chance to participate in a pitch event with a panel made up of government agency representatives, funding sources and commercial stakeholders.
“As we strive to cultivate technology innovations in the region, this competition allows us to attract entrepreneurs, while offsetting the costs of our programmatic services,” said Michael Tentnowski, executive director of the QuIC.
The challenge is focused on emerging technology companies developing innovations in cybersecurity, big data analytics, cloud services and other national security solutions.
An applicant must be an established business entity with the Virginia State Corporate Commission. Also, applicants must have at least a preliminary business plan. Women-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses are especially encouraged to apply.
The application and other details are available at quictech.net.
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