Take your chance! Join Mark Challenge.

Registration for the 10th edition open in mid-January 2023!

GRAND FINALE

Shaping your idea into the future

The international luxury products and services business plan competition that takes your project to the next level

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Mark Challenge is a business plan competition powered by the International University of Monaco (IUM) that connects students, alumni, academic professionals, and business leaders from all over the world.

Registration for the 10th edition will open in mid-January 2023!

Why Monaco

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The Monaco business environment develops successful and thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs.

Requirements

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Categories

Category 1: Bachelor and Master students                    Category 2: MBA, Executive MBA, Alumni, professionals with or without university degree (also mono entrepreneurs)

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Idea

Have an innovative business idea in the premium or luxury product or service field

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Languages

Fluency in English language, have a passionate entrepreneurial spirit

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Capabilities
Have the capabilities to demonstrate a sustainable business model with a social or environmental impact

Timeline

UNTIL

March
1st
start
Registrations will open on January 14th and will close on March 1st
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UNTIL

March
14th
Business Concept Submissions will open on January 14th and close on March 14th
  • Jury 1: Selection of the 30 semi-finalists (15 per category)
  • Invitation to submit business plans (for the selected teams)
By April
13th
Business Plan Submission
  • Jury 2: Selection of the best 6 ideas (3 per category) & proposal of the finalists
April
25th
Online Battles
  • April 25th for Category 2 and April 26th for Category 1
  • Audience choice: Selection of the 6 finalists (3 per category)
  • Invitation to The Grand Final (for the selected teams)
May
19th
arrive
The Grand Final at the Monaco Yacht Club
  • Final Jury: Selection of 1 winning team per category
  • Special Awards in Fashion & Accessories and Yachting

2021 Winners

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Eight Thirty

Project: Eight Thirty

University: Polimoda

Nationality: Italy

Category 1
Eight Thirty is a comprehensive end to end tech based platform that gathers both artisans and brands in one place so they can collaborate together to come up with new projects and we empower that with a fully automated back end engine.
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RSG - Royal Sat Group

Project: RSG - Royal Sat Group

University: University of Palermo

Nationality: Italy

Category 2
We are developing two new types of hardware: one will provide worldwide connectivity to Superyachts at 200Mbps. The second hardware we are developing, will provide Cyber Security. We aim to become the sole point of reference for the technology for Superyachts.
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Eight Thirty

Project: Eight Thirty

University: Polimoda

Nationality: Italy

Special Award in Fashion & Accessories
Eight Thirty is a comprehensive end to end tech based platform that gathers both artisans and brands in one place so they can collaborate together to come up with new projects and we empower that with a fully automated back end engine.
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YachtingONE

Project: YachtingONE

University:

Nationality: Germany

Special Award in Yachting
YachtingONE´s offering is a unique model of tokenized Co-Ownership in an innovative Time Sharing concept.

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