Announcing the Innovator of the Year Award

We are excited to announce the first Innovator of the Year Award, Powered by Peco! The competition will create a forum for employees, entrepreneurs and inventors throughout the region to share their ideas about how technology could be used to create a product, service or process. The winner of the competition will receive a $5,000 grant from PECO and a one-year residency at HeadRoom to support the development of their innovative initiative.

Commitment to Innovation

“This competition is part of HeadRoom’s pledge and commitment to create an eco-system that will promote innovation and propel the growth of startups and small businesses,” says Dan Lievens, HeadRoom co-founder. “PECO is an ideal partner because of their commitment to innovation and the use of technology to enhance customer service and improve the safe and reliable delivery of electric and natural gas in our region.”

“Innovation is a key focus for us at PECO,” said John McDonald, Vice President of Technical Services.  “As a company, we are committed to finding new ways to help customers harness the future of energy, and we are thrilled to help support the participants in the Innovator of the Year Award.”

Apply Today

Entries will be accepted through August 20, 2015. Semi-finalists will be announced in August and invited to a HeadRoom workshop, which is designed to help them prepare and hone their presentation to the judge’s panel. Finalists will present “Shark Tank” style to the judges and a winner will be announced on September 24, 2015 in Media, PA.

The Innovator of the Year Award, powered by PECO, will be judged by local civic, business and academic leaders representing some of the most innovative businesses in the region.

We’ll be announcing the judges soon – stay tuned!

Submit your application here today.

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