SOURCE: Small Business Technology Institute

August 23, 2005 07:30 ET

Deadline Approaches to Apply for $100,000 Small Business Technology Grant

Entries Due September 6 for The World of Difference - Helping Visionary Small Businesses Discover Benefits of Information Technology

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2005 -- U.S. small businesses have a chance to win $100,000 in information technology education, products and services by entering The World of Difference, a nationwide contest presented by the Small Business Technology Institute (SBTI) and Intel® Corporation. The contest is gaining an enthusiastic response from small businesses, community partners and Intel® channel members as they share their vision for creating a profitable, reliable and thriving future for small businesses using server-based information technology. There is no cost to enter and the final deadline to register is September 6, 2005 at

The contest is part of a six-month educational program that combines online tools and resources with hands-on learning events. Finalists will be invited to the award ceremony in early 2006, and the winning small business will be selected live on stage to receive a $100,000 credit with the Intel channel member, plus a $5,000 cash prize. Participating community partners (private, non-profit, educational and governmental organizations) earn a chance to win $25,000 in Intel-based technology, including server and mobility solutions, for referring the winning small business. The winning Intel channel member will receive $50,000 in marketing development funds from Intel.

The contest is open to small businesses in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia with no more than 100 employees and revenue of less than $50 Million in 2004. Other terms and conditions apply. Details on the selection process and contest rules are at

About the Small Business Technology Institute

The Small Business Technology Institute (SBTI) is a non-profit organization that fosters the adoption of information technologies among small businesses through information technology awareness, education, counseling and support services for businesses with up to 300 employees. Additionally, SBTI provides technology developers and vendors with market intelligence and knowledge to ensure the development of products that meet the needs of small businesses. For more information, please visit

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Calla Devlin
    Landis Communications
    415-561-0888 ext. 2316
    Email Contact

    Nellie Wong
    Landis Communications
    415-561-0888 ext. 2306
    Email Contact