Remarkable Ideas Competition


Do you have a remarkable idea to share?

The Great Dames Remarkable Ideas Competition finds, funds, and supports women who have ideas that improve the quality of life and help people connect and collaborate with each other.

Held every two years, the competition draws women innovators from across the country.

2018 Remarkable Ideas Competition III Events

$25,000 Winner Package

Nov. 5 Winner Announcement


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2018 Remarkable Ideas Competition III: $25,000 Winner Package

Theme: Firestarters: Women with Breakthrough Ideas

You are invited to innovate ideas for solutions in:

  • Health & Wellness

  • Safety & Security

  • Education

  • Youth

Winner will receive a package worth $25,000 in cash and services. Judges will select 5 finalists to pitch. Judges and Great Dames community will select the WINNER!

Click Here for Winner Package

Application Deadline: September 20, 2018

  • Workshops: September 2018

  • Pitch Event: October 15, 2018

  • Winner Announcement: November 5, 2018

Application period has closed.

Thank you to all those who applied to participate, we are delighted you applied!

Download & Share: 2018 Remarkable Ideas Competition III Flyer

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2018 Workshops

Ideation Workshop

Tuesday, September 11 

Facilitated by: Pauline Tartaglia & Dr. Kimberly Nalda 

Want to generate a remarkable idea? Utilizing input and support from others, your ideation workshop will help you transition from concept to reality.  

How to Pitch Workshop

Tuesday, September 18 

Facilitated by Dr. Laura Sicola, founder, Vocal Impact Productions

Remarkable Ideas need support to become remarkable ventures. Come discover how to build and deliver a killer pitch that tells your story, shares the right information, and gets to YES!

Prior Remarkable Ideas Competition Winners:

2016 Winner: Dr. Kim Nalda, founder, Rekindle Family Medicine

2014 Winner: Tanya Whye, founder & CEO, Delaware Green Mattress Disassembling & Recycling, LLC

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