Celebrating entrepreneurs across the Princeton community
The Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC) presents the Tiger Entrepreneur Award, a prestigious award designed to celebrate the value of entrepreneurship across the Princeton community and to emphasize the University’s commitment to Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way.
This annual award is given to one individual or a team (up to four individuals) undergraduate students, graduate students, early-career alumni, or postdoctoral researchers who demonstrate success in entrepreneurship.
Eligible candidates are Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, or postdoctoral researchers holding a degree from any Princeton University undergraduate or graduate program after January 1, 2018. One (1) person or up to four (4) eligible candidates can be nominated together as one (1) team candidate. The nominee must be in good standing with the University, as determined by the Office of the Registrar, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, and/or the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School. To discuss extenuating circumstances, please contact [email protected].
Students/alumni interested in the award must be nominated by a Princeton University faculty or staff member, student, alum, or may nominate themselves. An eligible candidate can approach potential nominators to seek a nomination.
Step 1: Nominators fill out the Tiger Entrepreneur Award Nomination Form.
All nominations must be received by PEC by September 10, 2023, 11:59 pm PT.
Step 2: PEC will contact the nominee via email to request:
- Authorization to verify status of good standing with the University.
- Submittal of supplemental materials via the Tiger Entrepreneur Award Supplemental Materials Form. These materials will include:
- Cover Letter (one-page maximum)
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from fellow students, coworkers, investors, mentors, faculty, staff and/or alumni familiar with the entrepreneurial work of the nominee
If nominating a team, please include these supplemental materials: one Cover Letter for the entire team, Resumes/CVs for each team member, and two Letters of Recommendation for the entire team.
All supplemental materials (nomination, cover letter, resume/CV, letters of recommendation) must be received on or before September 24, 2023, 11:59 pm PT.
The Tiger Entrepreneur Award Selection Committee will evaluate applicants based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated entrepreneurial success as Princeton defines entrepreneurship, which is "the initiation of transformations through risk-taking actions and value-creating organizations". Founders of both commercial and social enterprises are encouraged to seek nominations.
- Demonstrated experience with and commitment to inspiring others in entrepreneurship, driving change through entrepreneurial work, or making outstanding contributions to significant entrepreneurial projects.
The Tiger Entrepreneur Award Selection Committee will make final selections in late September. Award winners will be notified via email.
The 2023 Tiger Entrepreneur Awards will be presented at the Celebrate Princeton Innovation reception on October 12.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
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