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The Gigabit Challenge Finale
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)
Kansas City, MO
**General Audience tickets are sold out. Standing Room Only tickets are still available - seated spots are not guaranteed.**
The Gigabit Challenge Finale
January 18, 2012
Kansas City Public Library - Plaza branch (4801 Main St.)
8:00AM-5:30PM - FREE to attend
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Coffee
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
8:40 - 10:00 a.m. Finalists Presentations - Group 1
10:15 - 11:55 a.m. Finalists Presentations - Group 2
11:55 - 12:00 p.m. Video Address from Vint Cerf of Google, Inc.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch - on your own at area restaurants
1:10 - 2:30 p.m. Finalist Presentations - Group 3
2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Finalist Presentations - Group 4
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Community Address
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Awards Presentation & Closing
Want to be a live blogger? Contact Allison Way at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Want to volunteer at the event? We still have a few spots available. Contact Laura Goede at email@example.com for more information.
Do you need accommodation in Kansas City? We have a room block at the Hilton President Kansas City for a discount rate. NOTE: Discount rate expires Friday, January 13 at midnight. Please follow one of these three options:
Call corporate reservations line at 1.800.HILTONS (445.8667)
Reserving online at Hilton President Reservations
- After clicking the linkabove, enter your dates of stay,
- On the next page, enter your unique group code, GIG, in the Group/Convention box,
- Complete reservation by selecting room type and entering personal information.
Contacting our In-House Reservationists
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide in the body of the email:
- Name of meeting, group code, dates of stay, phone number and method of payment.
- Call the hotel directly at 816-303-1638
In-House Reservations hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9am –3pm CST.
They will be happy to respond to you within 24 business hours.
Finalist presenting on January 18, 2012:
Risk Analytics, LLC
Virtual/Real World Wallet Systems
Courthouse USA, LLC
GET-GIV-GOT System Technologies
Green Earth Aerogel Technology
Digital City Mechanics
Strategic Office Networks, LLC
Voter Integrity Party
SEIN Analytics & Asset Management
Welcome to The Gigabit Challenge, a global business plan competition to find disruptive ideas that will turn the tech industry upside-down and change the world.
The Gigabit Challenge is focused on unique applications that are enabled by Google's first-in-the-nation 1 Gigabit Fiber network. It is a business plan competition looking for the brightest, hungriest and most passionate entrepreneur superstars who are looking to think big...with a gig.
Individuals, teams or businesses with an idea, a complete business plan, or an early-stage operating business are invited to enter for the chance to work on the first-in-the-nation Google Fiber network and a prize valued at $100,000. We hope that you will use the opportunity provided by the Google Fiber network to not only develop next-generation businesses, but to help establish an ecosystem that will cause innovation and disruptive technologies to surge throughout Kansas City and the world.