Participants of the Innovation Rodeo have the opportunity to form teams of up to four and win $2,000 cash Tuesday to Thursday by coming up with the best way to apply a speaker’s content to a local early-stage startup.

The startups who receive the free crowdsourced input are decided based on the results of a Facebook poll to be launched the week of June 13th.

The winning team is picked by the founder of the company who receives the free crowdsource assistance and then splits the daily $2,000 prize.

The theme for each day is as follows:

  •  Design sprints
  • Prototype thinking
  • Sales playbooks

The intent is for participants to take in the lunch speaker and apply the speaker’s content to the different companies selected.

Each day participants will provide crowdsourced input to a company of different sizes:

  • Tuesday – revenue under $100,00
  • Wednesday – revenue between 100,000 and $500,000
  • Thursday – revenue greater than $500,000

Interested companies can add themselves to the poll and promote the poll to maximize the likelihood they are chosen.

Polls will be located on a Facebook group called Startup Alberta.