FALL 2018 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
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, August 17th (5pm)
The CoMotion Innovation Fund Declaration of Intent (DOI) will be submitted via the CoMotion 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 (mentor) with your team. Your advisor will assist you in developing a business case for your technology.
Customer Discovery Workshop — OPTIONAL
Monday, August 27th (3-6 PM)
In order to help with customer discovery, we will be holding a Customer Discovery workshop which we *strongly* encourage you to attend. Our workshop is based on the successful National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) methods of accelerating the translation of university engineering research to the marketplace. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space in the Workshop.
Round Robin Feedback Sessions – OPTIONAL
- Tuesday, September 4th (8am-12pm)
- Friday, September 21st (8am-12pm)
Your team’s Primary Investigator is strongly encouraged to attend a Round Robin Feedback Session during the month of February. Email email@example.com 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, September 21st (5pm)
Customer Discovery Worksheet Due
Friday, September 28th (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 can help you to draft a customer survey and help identify customer contacts.
Pitch Practice Sessions – MANDATORY
- Monday, October 1st (8am-12pm)
- Tuesday, October 9th (1pm-5pm) *(This date only: CoMotion HQ Room 440)
- Wednesday, October 17th (8am-12pm)
- Friday, October 26th (1pm-5pm)
The team PI/Team Lead must attend a Pitch Practice Session during the month of October. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to select a 30 minute appointment time.
Customer Survey Summary and Revised Lean Canvas Due
Friday, October 19th (5pm)
Full Proposal Due
Friday, November 2nd (5pm)
Final Reviews: Life Sciences
Tuesday, November 13th (12-5pm)
Final Reviews: Engineering
Wednesday, November 14th (12-5pm)
By December 3rd
Kickoff Meetings Scheduled