Schedule

IDEAS That Matter-IDEA Launch

Friday, September 20, 2019 through Saturday, September 21, 2019 

IDEA CHALLENGE

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm  Pit Road, IDEA Center, Innovation Park

 

Registration deadline for Round 1 Submissions (Round 1 Overview and Video)

Sunday, November 10, 2019 by no later than 12am (midnight) EST

 

Judges ready to evaluate Round 1 overviews

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

 

Round 1 evaluations due from judges

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

 

Those advancing to Round 2 announced

Week of December 2, 2019 (announcement made no later than 5 pm on Friday, December 6, 2019)

 

Mentor Applications Due

Tuesday December 10, 2019

 

Round 1 Feedback available to participants

Friday, December 6, 2019

 

Mentor Match Complete for Round 2 teams  

Week of Monday, December 23, 2019

 

Round 2 Deadline:  10-page Business Plans Due

Sunday, February 16, 2020 by no later than 12 am (midnight) EST

 

Judges ready to evaluate Round 2 business plans

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

 

Round 2 evaluations due from judges

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

 

Semifinalists announced (those advancing to Round 3)

Week of March 16, 2020 (announcement made no later than 5 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020)

 

ACC Innovation Competition (NC State)

Tuesday-Thursday, April 14-16, 2020

 

Round 3 requirements due from semifinalists: Slide Deck

Tuesday,  April 21, 2020 by 2pm

 

Semifinal (Round 3) Judging for McCloskey New Venture Challenge

Thursday, April 23, 2020:  ALL DAY REMOTE EVENT

 

 

FINAL EVENT:  FINAL Judging for McCloskey New Venture Challenge

Friday, April 24, 2020/1:30 – 4 pm Remote Competition