SPRING 2017 KEY DATES
Please hold these dates on your calendar
Unless otherwise specified, all CoMotion Innovation Fund activities will be held at CoMotion Headquarters:
4545 Roosevelt Way NE,
Seattle, WA 98105
DECLARATION: Unless otherwise indicated, all steps are mandatory and the deliverables will be used when evaluating whether or not a project should continue to move forward in this Innovation Fund cycle, and/or receive funding.
Declarations of Intent: Database Profile Due
Friday, February 3rd (5pm)
Beginning in Fall 2016, the CoMotion Innovation Fund Declaration of Intent (DOI) will be submitted via the CoMotion Online Advisory Solutions Database. Ask your Innovation Manager for a link to set up a profile. Your profile in the database will be used to facilitate matching a business advisor (EIR and/or mentor) with your team. Your advisor, in conjunction with an Innovation Fund Fellow, will assist you in developing a business case for your technology.
Round Robin Feedback Sessions – OPTIONAL
Tuesday, February 14 (8am-12pm)
Thursday, March 2 (11am-3pm)
Your team’s Primary Investigator is strongly encouraged to attend a Round Robin Feedback Session during the month of September. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm when you will be able to attend. This will help us to ensure there are enough advisors on-hand for all participants.
Lean Canvas Due
Friday, March 3rd (5pm)
Customer Discovery List and Survey Questions Due
Friday, March 10th (5pm)
Obtaining customer feedback is a vital part of validating the market need, identifying early adopters, and determining potential buyers. You will be required to describe the customer landscape and provide specific customer feedback as part of the application process. Your advisor and Innovation Fund Fellow can help you to draft a customer survey and help identify customer contacts.
Pitch Practice Sessions - MANDATORY
Monday, March 6 (1-5pm)
Tuesday, March 14 (1pm-5pm)
Wednesday, March 22 (1pm-5pm)
Friday, March 31 (8am-12pm)
The team PI must attend a Screening Pitch Session during the month of March. Email email@example.com to select a 30 minute appointment time.
Customer Survey Summary and Revised Lean Canvas Due
Friday, April 7th (5pm)
Full Proposal Due
Friday, April 21st (5pm)
Final Reviews: Life Sciences
Tuesday, May 2nd (12-5pm)
Final Reviews: Engineering
Wednesday, May 3rd (12-5pm)
Kickoff Meetings Scheduled