Schedule

IDEA CHALLENGE                                                                                      

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Pit Road, IDEA Center at Innovation Park

 

Registration deadline for Round 1 Submissions (Round 1 Overview, optional Video)

Monday, November 27, 2017 by no later than 12am (midnight) EST

 

Judges ready to evaluate Round 1 overviews

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

 

Round 1 evaluations due from judges

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 

Those advancing to Round 2 announced

Week of December 18, 2017 (announcement made no later than 5 pm on Friday, December 22, 2017)

 

Mentor Applications Due

Friday, January 5, 2018

 

Round 1 Feedback available to participants

Friday, December 22, 2017

 

Mentor Match Complete for Round 2 teams  

Week of Monday, January 15, 2018 (information out no later than 5 pm on Friday, January 19, 2018)

 

Round 2 Deadline:  10-page Business Plans Due

Sunday, February 25, 2018 by no later than 12 am (midnight) EST

 

Judges ready to evaluate Round 2 business plans

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

 

Round 2 evaluations due from judges

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

 

Semifinalists announced (those advancing to Round 3)

Week of March 19, 2018 (announcement made no later than 5 pm on Friday, March 23, 2018)

 

ACC Innovation Competition (Georgia Tech)

Thursday and Friday, April 5-6, 2018

 

Round 3 requirements due from semifinalists: Business Plan Revisions

Friday, March 30, 2018

 

Semifinal (Round 3) Judging for McCloskey New Venture Challenge

Thursday, April 26, 2018:  ALL DAY EVENT/by invitation only

Pit Road, IDEA Center at Innovation Park

 

Startup Showcase 

Friday, April 26, 2018/10:00 am - noon

Rasmus Family Club at Duncan Student Center

 

FINAL EVENT:  FINAL Judging for McCloskey New Venture Challenge

Friday, April 27, 2018/1:30 – 3:30 pm Dahnke Ballroom at Duncan Student Center 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC