Qualcomm Launches Biz Plan Competition for Startups

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[qi:112] Qualcomm Ventures, the strategic capital arm of the wireless chip powerhouse, has unveiled its QPrize competition, which will award up to $550,000 to four startups from around the world. The competition is open to startups with business plans related to wireless technology in areas that include consumer and cleantech. Qualcomm (s QCOM) Ventures will select four semi-finalists, from North America, Europe, China and India, to receive $100,000 each in convertible notes. Those startups will then compete for an additional $150,000 in convertible notes. The deadline for business plan submissions is July 31, 2009.

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Loy

“Qualcomm Ventures, the strategic capital arm of the wireless chip powerhouse, has unveiled its QPrize competition, which will award up to $550,000 to four startups from around the world.”

…from around the world?, so where is Africa or Australia on that world map? I think http://startupafrica.com has some great startups from Africa.

Matt

What about Africa? There are a ton of startups in South Africa focusing on mobile, and a surprising amount of small ones scattered throughout Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, etc.

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