2017 Tuition Awards for Founders and Free Agents
We are pleased to announce our merit-based Tuition Awards for the 2017 year. The Tuition Awards are worth up to $1,000 and all relevant Founders & Free Agents are encouraged to apply.
STEM Founder Award:
For a Founder that demonstrates an impressive ability to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) knowledge into his / her Venture Idea.
Female Founder Award:
For a female Founder who demonstrates strong leadership skills and a determination to break the glass ceiling in the world of entrepreneurship.
Social Impact Founder Award:
For a Founder with a Venture Idea that creates social good in the world and demonstrates an understanding of widespread impact.
Free Agent Award:
For Free Agents who demonstrate flexibility and an ability to adapt to changing scenarios, new ideas, and fluctuating team dynamics.
How to Apply?
Within your regular FluidReview application, there is a section to choose which award fits you best. You will be asked to explain how you embody the requirements of the award (150 word limit).
Feature: 2016 Summer Winner: Lillian, Founder of Teo Foods
Lillian was the winner of our 2016 Summer Social Impact Founder Award! She originally was accepted to Catapult with the venture idea “Teo Juice.” She had a mission to “decrease food waste while providing a sustainable solution for food-insecure families and overpopulating cities.” She planned to purchase discounted “ugly fruit” that would otherwise be discarded by farmers in order to create healthy juices & smoothies. Beyond just a great idea, Lillian exhibited a tremendous amount of research and thought behind the roots of the problem and cultural influences. She had a strong understanding of her customer base and the impact she would be able to serve. Beyond that, she demonstrated strong leadership skills & a passion for social impact as a whole through her previous ventures and accomplishments.
Through further industry research and customer conversation, Lillian’s venture team decided to focus on the same problem, but with a new solution: expanding the reach of companies that already used reclaimed fruit & vegetable ingredients. Ultimately, they changed their name to “Teo Foods” and now provide eco-friendly, natural Teo Snack Boxes.
At our New York City Demo Day, hosted by Barclays Rise New York, Teo Foods won Overall Favorite, the Social Impact Award, and a $1,000 grant from our generous partners 1517 Fund. Lillian is now continuing Teo Foods while studying at Princeton University!