$50,000 Grand Prize for the winning hardware venture
The Kaylie Prize is an annual hardware startup competition for City College students, faculty and staff. Compete for one of the 6 semi-finalist spots and gain access to our services at the Zahn Center, a $1,500 budget, and our Lean Startup bootcamp in preparation for the Final Pitch Event. One startup will take home the grand prize of $50,000 to help overcome the design, manufacturing, testing, and distribution challenges of bringing a physical product to market.
The Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship was established in 2010 through an endowment by alumnus The Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship was established in 2010 through an endowment by alumnus Harvey Kaylie. Mr. Kaylie is President and Founder of Mini-Circuits, a Brooklyn-based RF and microwave electronic components design, manufacture and distribution company. Established in 1969, the company is a global leader in RF, IF, and microwave components for commercial, industrial, space, and military applications.
October 2: Applications open
December 1 at 12:01 AM: Applications close
December 15: Semi-finalists announced
January 29: Bootcamp for semi-finalists kicks off
April 23: Final pitch event and winners announced