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a) Open Call and Registration –From September 23, 2019 to February 29, 2020 and March 31, 2020 only for the Caribbean Innovation Competition (CIC).

  • Registration has no cost.
  • All teams must register at the website of TIC Americas or Eco-Challenge: www.ticamericas.net and/or http://ticamericas.net/eco-reto/ to be eligible to compete in TIC Americas.YABT can announce at any time new categories and special awards, with instructions for registration.
  • The participating team that has already submitted their Business Project, has the option to make changes until February 29, 2020 (and March 31, 2020 only for the Caribbean Innovation Competition CIC), 5:00 PM (Washington DC time). Documents cannot be altered or amended after that date.
  • All information about TIC Americas will be sent to the email address provided in the registration. Teams are responsible for ensuring that the email is functional and that the content is read on a regular basis.
  • The delivery of the Business Project must follow the template provided by YABT according to the appropriate category of award.

b) Business/ Project Plan Submission Deadline – by February 29, 2020 (and March 31, 2020 only for the Caribbean Innovation Competition CIC).

  • Teams must present a Business Project depending on the category in which they participate with their idea / business project.
  • The Business Project, as well as the other documents to be submitted, are mandatory in order to complete the registration. Also, they must be submitted prior to advancing to the next stage of the competition.
  • The Business Project for all categories of TIC Americas must respond to the questions/challenges presented for each category that the Team wishes to apply.
  • The Business Project can be delivered through the online platform, in Spanish, English, French, or Portuguese.

c) BOOT Camp – Open permanently

  • All registered participants will have the opportunity to access the BOOT Camp upon registration in the competition. The earlier they register, the more mentoring opportunities they will have.
  • Participating teams can also participate in Business Labs workshops and other face-to-face trainings that are available on the YABT calendar.

d) Semifinals Evaluation – March - April 2020

  • International judges identified by YABT and PepsiCo will evaluate all registered teams that successfully fulfill the requirements and deliverables requested in the TIC Americas rules.  In order to strengthen their business development and continuous growth, all evaluated teams will receive a report with feedback and recommendations provided by the international judges.

e) Finalists Announcement – May 1, 2020

f) Finals – June, 2020

  • Teams qualifying for the Virtual Finals may present updated copies of the executive summaries for their Business Projects in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.