The 2016 Beautiful Solutions Competition is a partnership between Solidworks and Venture.co to help students launch the designs of tomorrow. The competition is open to undergraduate university project teams that want to start a business based on their academic Senior Design Project by competing for $20,000 in seed funding and in-kind prizes.

Beautiful Solutions aims to promote and fund highly motivated and proactive leaders seeking to enter the startup ecosystem. The competition is open to undergraduate senior design teams that want to turn their academic project into a viable business.

In order to qualify, applicants will apply online at Designbook and compete with other university project teams across the United States and Canada. Finalists will present their product and business plan in front of a panel of experts.
Prizes include:   
 • $20,000 Cash Prize
• 10 Solidworks standard software licenses for one year
• 1 full engineering design review by Bolt Capital
• Commission-free fundraising campaign by Venture.co
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The Beautiful Solutions competition thanks its sponsors and partners for their support which enables applicants to access resources, expertise, and feedback over the course of the competition.