I’ve done a number of posts on my blog World Beta that detail all of the investment contests that award over $200,000 in prizes for white papers on investing.
It is interesting to see a new contest that is offering $130,000 to both students and professionals alike. From the Origami Idea Challenge :
What Types of Ideas are We Looking For?
We like different, unconventional, and “crazy” ideas. Origami’s current investment focus, purchasing secondary interests in hedge funds, was an application of an old idea (secondary purchases) to a new area (hedge funds). There may be other opportunities to apply old ideas to new areas, new ideas to pre-existing strategies, or completely new ideas involving new markets. Typically, a good idea should solve a legitimate problem. Also, some of the most successful investment strategies historically have involved a key insight about the macroeconomic environment.
Below Are Some Helpful Idea Guidelines:
To enter fill out the registration page on:
About OrigamiOrigami Capital Partners is a Chicago-based investment firm with committed capital of $680 million. The firm, which was founded in 2008, specializes in innovative, niche investment strategies. To date, Origami has been one of the largest buyers of secondary interests in hedge funds, having acquired interests with a net asset value of more than $1.3 billion. Origami is structured as a private equity fund with capital that is committed for up to nine years. Consequently, it is able to help identify unusual but significant market opportunities that require a number of years to come to fruition. Origami’s principals, Thomas Elden and Jeff Young, also serve on the panel of judges for the Origami Idea Challenge.