2014 Inno/Vention Schedule

Stage 1: SparkStart

Sparkstart Kickoff/TeamHunt                                                                              
Date: 02/04
Purpose: Official TeamHunt and kickoof, pitch ideas and skills, formulating a team and taking the first steps. Also learn more about what Inno/Vention is and what the competiton will entail.

RSVP: https://innoventionkickoff.eventbrite.com 

Idea Validation/IP Due Diligence
Date: 02/11
Purpose: Business Model Canvas, customer Validation andlearn methods to validate your ideas. You will also gain insight into Intellectual property due diligence, what to thikn about when identifying patentability. 

RSVP: http://workshop1innovention.eventbrite.com 

Entrepreneur 101
Date: 02/19
Purpose: Hear from experienced entrepreneurs about their methods of success
and what to avoid to prevent failure. 

RSVP: http://entrepreneurship101inno.eventbrite.com 

Power Pitch                                                                                                          
Date: 02/26                                                                                                  
Purpose: Pitch idea, Validation of concept, basic idea of prototype, Plan for next 8 weeks. Choose 10 teams, 2 groups of 5, that will are accepted into the ProtoTest stage, award prizes

RSVP: http://powerpitchevent.eventbrite.com 

i2e Mixer
Date: 02/27
Purpose: Students network with entrepreneurs, faculty, and alumni (speed date for mentors), opportunity for elevator pitches of their idea, get feedback from participants

RSVP: https://i2emixerz.eventbrite.com

STAGE 2: ProtoTest

Faculty Soiree
Date: 03/07
Purpose: Bring all mentors together to be available to the teams

RSVP: http://facultysoiree.eventbrite.com

Prototyping (Hardware/Software)
Date: 03/10 Monday
Purpose: Prototyping best practicies, steps to prototype, available resources at NYU/School of Engineering

RSVP: http://innoprototypinginfo.eventbrite.com

Workshop 3: Business Model Canvas 2.0
Date: 03/27
Purpose: Teach students lean methodology

RSVP: http://innoworkshop3.eventbrite.com

Making the Cut
Date: 04/01
Purpose: Students submit executive summary, business model canvas, milestones, Choose 6 teams that will move one to Demo Day stage.

RSVP: http://innomakingthecut.eventbrite.com

STAGE 3: Demo Day

Startup Toolkit

Date: 04/03
Purpose: Practice customer development, pivot ideas or preserve on path

RSVP: https://workshop4inno.eventbrite.com

Business Model Monetization
Date: 04/08
Purpose:  How to get the word out about your company?
How to get your product out to your consumers?
Customer value, Average customer life, cost of customer acquisition, monetizing your idea, growth vs. capitalization are skills learned at this event.

RVSP: http://workshop5inno.eventbrite.com

DEMO Day
Date: 04/16
Purpose: Choose top teams, award winners prize package.

RSVP: http://demodayinno.eventbrite.com