July 12–15, 2017
As with any business, startups need
a pool of talented employees, money,
and marketing power to survive
and grow. Many good ideas do not
turn into businesses, and even
many of those that do inevitably
fail—some rather quickly. According
to the Startup Genome Report, an
astounding 92 percent of startups
fail within three years, 74 percent
due to premature scaling.
Events and meetups like
the Montréal Startupfest help
startups, investors, and industry
leaders share ideas, identify
emerging technologies, and
network to grow as a company.
Startupfest also includes a
hackathon, a scaling-up program,
an angel-funding program, and
an acceleration program.
Event attendees can tour
nearby sites like the Notre-Dame
Basilica, as well as the city’s
museums and parks.
IEEE Power & Energy Society
Scholarship Plus Initiative
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Eligibility: Undergraduate students
pursuing a degree in power
engineering, who are full-time
students in the coming academic
year at a university or college in the
U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada as well
as citizens or permanent residents of
these countries. A GPA of no less than
3.0 is expected.
Benefits: To be announced.
Explanation: The application
offered by the IEEE community
aims to provide financial support
for college students considering a
career in electric power and energy
The Denys Holland Scholarship
Deadline: July 7, 2017
undergraduate students with an
offer of admission to University
College London (UCL) for full-time
study in any department, and who
demonstrate financial hardship.
Benefits: £ 9,000 per year for
Explanation: This scholarship
supports students who, without the
scholarship, would be unable to
study at UCL. Applicants are asked to
demonstrate their intention to make
full use of the activities offered by
UCL, including its student union.
Imperial College London President’s
Deadline: November 1, 2017
undergraduate and graduate students
pursuing a Ph.D. program at Imperial
College London (ICL). Applicants
should have a supervisor at ICL who
has already agreed to supervise their
research project. Academic excellence
Benefits: Full tuition fees and
Explanation: This highly competitive
scholarship provides up to 50 research
students the opportunity to work
within their chosen research field with
the support of an excellent supervisor.
New Zealand International
Doctoral Research Scholarships
Deadline: August 30, 2017
Eligibility: International students who
are not citizens or hold permanent-resident status in New Zealand or
Australia, and who have received a
confirmed place for a Ph.D. program
at a New Zealand university and have
maintained a GPA of no less than 3. 7.
Benefits: Full tuition fees and
personal allowance for three years.
Explanation: Scholarships are
awarded based on academic
excellence and how the candidate’s
proposed research will benefit New
Zealand. Funded by the government,
it is available to researchers who
want to undertake a Ph.D. position
at any of New Zealand’s eight world-ranked universities: Auckland
University of Technology, Lincoln
University, Massey University,
University of Auckland, University
of Canterbury, University of Otago,
University of Waikato, and Victoria
University of Wellington.