We are excited to announce the first Innovator of the Year Award, Powered by Peco!Â The competition will create a forum for employees, entrepreneurs and inventors throughout the region to share their ideas about how technologyÂ could be used to create a product, service or process.Â 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
â€œThis competition is part of HeadRoomâ€™s pledge and commitment to create an eco-system that will promote innovation and propel the growth of startups and small businesses,â€ says Dan Lievens, HeadRoom co-founder.Â â€œPECO 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.â€
â€œInnovation is a key focus for us at PECO,â€ saidÂ John McDonald, Vice President of Technical Services.Â Â â€œAs 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.â€
Entries will be accepted through AugustÂ 20, 2015.Â 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 judgeâ€™s panel.Â Finalists will present â€œShark Tankâ€ 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 hereÂ today.