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SMART and Mobi Profile 2015

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The SMART Profile helps us connect you with the right people, events, jobs, opportunities, special invitations, & resources – takes 6 minutes max
Note: in addition to entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters are all welcome – it takes 10 or more minutes depending on what you have at hand.

You'll want to make sure to have the following handy before you get started:

  • Your logo or another image that represents your venture.
  • A one-line description of your venture.
  • An Enterprise Brief that describes your venture in 250 words or less.
By applying for MobiPrize you automatically get added to the Mobi and SMART Network. A brief description of your enterprise will be used to profile your company under the MobiNet section.

If you haven't done so yet, you'll want to read the Judging Criteria, prepare your essay answers, and gather the following before you start on the form:

  • Your logo or another image that represents your venture.
  • A photo of yourself and/or your team.
  • A one-line description of your venture.
  • An Enterprise Brief that describes your venture in 250 words or less.
  • If you are applying for the Grand Mobi or Mobi-x India Enterprise award, proof that your business is registered.
  • If applying for Michigan MobiPrize, proof that your business is registered in Michigan or you are affiliated with a Michigan-based university.
  • If applying for India MobiPrize, proof that your business is registered in India.
  • If applying for Enterprising City/State/Nation MobiPrize, proof that you are an authorized representative of a government agency/department/public enterprise OR a partner/ supportive organization nominating the city/state they are working closely with.

Basic Information

SMART Profile

Social Media:

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Join the MobiNet

Information you provide in this section will create your organization’s profile on MobiNet and will be published at mobi-platform.com/2014-mobinet. Contact information, such as email address, phone number, and postal address, will not be published.
Note: Any optional fields left blank will be filled in with data from your SMART profile. Enter "N/A" if not applicable.

Images that are square and at least 210 x 210 will look best on M.O.D.E. 2 MB max. .jpg, .png, or .gif only.

MobiPrize 2015

Global Grand MobiPrize

max. 250 words (40 points)
max. 250 words (20 points)
max. 250 words (20 points)
max. 250 words (20 points)

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Global Grand MobiPrize

max. 250 words (40 points)
max. 250 words (20 points)
max. 250 words (20 points)
max. 250 words (20 points)

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Global Grand MobiPrize

max. 250 words (40 points)
max. 250 words (20 points)
max. 250 words (20 points)
max. 250 words (20 points)

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Michigan MobiPrize

You are not eligible for Michigan MobiPrize.

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This is not a requirement for Michigan MobiPrize. If yes, you will automatically be entered for the Global Grand MobiPrize in addition to Michigan MobiPrize.

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(40 points)
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Metrics to support volume and success:

We understand that this maybe a hard question since data might not be easily available or you may be at an early stage of your project. But the jury would find this useful (and this may help your case) if you can share any of the following estimates:

Mobi-x India - best enterprise

You are not eligible for Mobi-x India- best enterprise category.

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Hall of Fame for Big Business supporting New Mobility enterprise

Manufacturing and Service Sectors
You are not eligible for Mobi-x Hall of Fame for Big Business supporting New Mobility enterprise category.

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(60 points)
(60 points)
(30 points)

Reference 1 - Details

Reference 2 - Details

People's Choice Award

Information provided in this section by August 30th, 2015 will be presented for voting for the People's Choice Award.
(350 words max)

This can be the same image you chose for MobiNet or a different one. 2 MB max. .jpg, .png, or .gif only.

MobiPrize Checklist Before Submission

MobiPrize Checklist Before Submission

Enterprising City/State/Nation MobiPrize


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max. 350 words (30 points)
max. 250 words (30 points)
max. 250 words (30 Points)
max. 250 words (30 Points)
max. 250 words (30 points)

MobiPrize Checklist Before Submission

OFFICIAL RULES & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. Organizations submitted must be submitted by or with the written consent of the owner or leader of the organization.
  2. Organizations submitted must be related to sustainable transportation (New Mobility).
  3. FOR GLOBAL GRAND MOBI: Must be for profit businesses (Non Profits/NGOs are not eligible to apply) and legally in operation for over 6 months and legally authorized to conduct business where its operations are located.
    FOR MICHIGAN MOBI: Must be for profit businesses (Non Profits/NGOs are not eligible to apply) legally authorized to conduct business IN MICHIGAN or a researcher from a Michigan-based university.
    FOR CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED MOBILITY SOLUTIONS: Must be for profit businesses (Non Profits/NGOs are not eligible to apply) and legally in operation for over 6 months and legally authorized to conduct business where its operations are located. Must be working on technologies, applications, and/or new business models supporting a connected and automated multi-modal mobility system.
    FOR CITY/STATE/NATION PRIZE: Applicants must be city, state or national governments or government owned agencies/public enterprises. Partner or supportive organizations can also nominate their city or state for the award if they are working closely with them.
    FOR MOBI-X INDIA - best enterprise: Must be for profit businesses (Non Profits/NGOs are not eligible to apply) and legally in operation for over 6 months and legally authorized to conduct business IN INDIA.
    FOR MOBI-X INDIA - Most enterprising city/state: Applicants must be authorized representatives of an Indian city, state, or sub-national government or government owned agency/public enterprise or a member of a partner organization.
    FOR MOBI-X INDIA - HALL OF FAME for big business: Must be for profit businesses (Non Profit/NGO are not eligible to apply) and legally in operation and legally authorized to conduct business IN INDIA. Applicants in the manufacturing sector must have investments in plant and machinery exceeding ten crore rupees. Applicants in the service sector must have investments in equipment exceeding five crore rupees.
  4. In submitting information, the entrant warrants to SMART that all information is true to the best of her/his knowledge, and agrees that all information submitted can be used and publicized in print and online by SMART for non-commercial use.
  5. All other copyright rights remain with the owners.
  6. In submitting photographs of individuals, the entrant warrants to SMART that the entrant has obtained all required rights and permission to photograph and distribute images of the persons and objects in the photograph. Entrant is solely responsible for cases in which the subjects have not granted permission and shall defend and hold harmless SMART for any alleged breach of this warranty.
  7. SMART reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not conform to the stated rules and guidelines. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she/it has complied with these Official Rules. By participating in the contest, the entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and to provide all reasonable documentation SMART may request to verify the entrant’s compliance with all contest requirements. The determination by SMART of the winners will be final and binding in all matters relating to this contest.
  8. Entrants are advised that obtaining any required permissions to enter India are solely the responsibility of the entrant and SMART accepts no responsibility due to any inability of an entrant to travel to or enter India. Please note: For the "Connected and Automated Mobility solution" opportunity, entrants are advised that obtaining any required permissions to enter the United States are solely the responsibility of the entrant and SMART accepts no responsibility due to any inability of an entrant to travel to or enter the United States.
  9. Enterprises must submit their entries by July 31, 2015 to be included in the People's Choice voting poll.
  10. The winner will be notified via email in the first week of October, 2015.
  11. The Global Grand Mobi and Michigan Mobi winner will receive a $5000 cash prize, and travel to the award ceremony being held at the “New Mobility Innovation and Industry” summit in New Delhi, India in October, 2015 which is being organized by Institute for Competitiveness, India and UM-SMART.
  12. The Enterprising City/State/Nation winner will receive travel to the award ceremony being held at the “New Mobility Innovation and Industry” summit in New Delhi, India in October, 2015 which is being organized by Institute for Competitiveness, India and UM-SMART.
  13. Mobi-x India winners will be honored at the award ceremony being held at the “New Mobility Industry and entrepreneurship” summit in New Delhi, India that is being organized by the Institute for Competitiveness, India and UM-SMART.
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