Disruptive Innovation Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS to Juan Carlos Dominguez of Nordic Steel Building Systems, the WINNER of the 2017 Disruptive Innovation Challenge!


The Disruptive Innovation Challenge – a part of DisruptWell

Dis  rup  tive



Original and new in a way that causes change 

“That disruptive innovation really changed 
our industry.”

(Following is 2017 criteria. When the 2018 challenge is announced, this will be updated)

Eligible innovations must:

  • Be created by a North Dakota resident/business
  • Be demonstrated through a working prototype or other proof of concept
  • Fit the definition of a disruptive innovation
  • Have a complete business plan
  • Be willing to travel to Bismarck, to be videotaped, and to present in front of a group of investors

Finalists will receive:

  • Exposure to all DISRUPTWELL event attendees
  • Distinction of being a finalist in the Disruptive Innovation Challenge
  • Professional video of their innovation ($3,000 value – useful for website, Facebook ads,
  • investors, etc.)
  • Opportunity to pitch to a group of potential investors and receive a decision/offer
  • $500 cash prize for winner of People’s Choice award

Judging will:

  • Be performed by a panel of experts
  • Be based on the application form and business plan
  • Include a People’s Choice vote during the event