You have 12 days left to start your submission of innovative ideas into the Mozilla Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, where you could win part of $250000, including expert advice/coaching from world renowned mentors.
Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairwoman of Mozilla said:
Connecting the unconnected is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and one we must work on together. We will need corporate, government, and philanthropic efforts to ensure that the Internet as the world’s largest shared public resource is truly open and accessible to all.
To qualify your product/idea must have these 3 qualities:
- They are content-agnostic.
- They are not subject to gatekeepers.
- They do not allow pay-for-play.
Points for each innovation will be scored using the following criteria:
30 points – Scalability
20 points – Focus on user experience
20 points – Differentiation
10 points – Ability to be quickly deployed into the market (within 9-12 months)
10 points – Potential of the team
10 points – Community voting results
This is how the submission process goes:
5 of the top semifinalists will receive intensive mentorship from Mozilla experts to hone the concept. The prizes for the top 5 in the finale round will then be:
- 1 overall winner – (based on key criteria of scalability) US$125,000 to develop their solution.
- 1 runner-up – US$75,000 to develop their solution.
- 1 most novel- US$30,000 to develop their solution.
- 2 remaining semifinalists – US$10,000 each to develop their solutions.
Submissions will open on the 1st of November 2016 up to 6th of January 2017 and a schedule will run that will see winners being announced on 29th March 2017.