Catapult Your Startup To Success With $100,000 From NVIDIA

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  1. HardOCP News

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    We’re looking for a dozen competitors for the 2016 Early Stage Challenge — where hot young startups using GPUs vie for a $100,000 prize, awarded on the spot. Here’s how it works: CEOs get four minutes to pitch their company to our expert panel, and another four minutes to answer questions. After all have presented, the panel and audience choose a winner, who gets handed the check. It’ll all take place in a furious two hours at our annual GPU Technology Conference, on April 6, 2016, in Silicon Valley. Last year, GTC drew some 4,000 attendees from 40-plus countries.
     
  2. Tuxon86

    Tuxon86 Limp Gawd

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    $100,000... Is that the expected MSRP for the next Titan with HBM2? :D
     
  3. CreepyUncleGoogle

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    Wow NV really thinks that companies are gonna be like impressed by such a tiny amount of money? Only like a barely high school graduate or a lifelong construction worker would even be slightly impressed by that amount and those kinds of people have no idea how much money it takes to actually start a successful business enterprise. It sounds like kinda an advertising gimmicky thing (or some lame-brained attempt at corporate social responsibility) and not an actual attempt to help a new business with the starting capital it needs to get off the ground.
     
  4. Tuxon86

    Tuxon86 Limp Gawd

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    Which of the two following option helps you start a company:

    1- A $100k bonus
    2- Sweet fuck all.

    And explain your reasoning.
     
  5. DPI

    DPI Nitpick Police

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    Look out Chris Rock
     
  6. Methos

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    A barely high school graduate or lifelong construction worker? Only 100k? Perhaps if it were 100 million, and instead of someone deserving, how about just you? Certainly not some one just beginning their adult lives, and definitely not one of those filthy tradespeople. We wouldn't want the unwashed masses rising above their station, now would we?
     
  7. CreepyUncleGoogle

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    Yes, I agree. We don't want to just hand them the ability to move up in social classes without having grown up in that sorta lifestyle first. They don't have a lifetime of experience in stuff like proper personal conduct, dinner table manners, or fashion sense. (And before anyone says something, actors and actresses don't count even when they do become suddenly wealthy because they're cordoned off to their own little entertainment world where they still interact with their lower class fans and other equally isolated celeb-type trash rather than rubbing elbows with people of actual class and station.) Giving some peasant (the only ones that would be impressed by this amount) 100k to pursue some peasant dream business idea of theirs is just a bone thrown into the cage to give the masses the idea that someone cares. Making them fight over it in a competition is sort of amusing though.

    I don't like the idea of 100 million getting tossed out there. We really don't want people who don't deserve to be wealthy joining us at the dinner table if they haven't earned a place there through inheritance to begin with. They need to stay in their grubby apartments, practicing video games in the hopes that they get a few thousand dollars in sponsorship and a free keyboard by playing on some sort of team in front of an audience of a few hundred people.