|Register for participation in the Kickoff Event (appreciated)||Online|
|Cozad New Venture Competition Kickoff Event||Wednesday, November 28, 2012||1090 Lincoln Hall||4:00PM|
|Register for participation in the Ideation Workshop (appreciated)||Online|
|Ideation Workshop||Monday, December 3||301 CSL||4:00pm|
|Register for participation in the Teaming Event (appreciated)||Online|
|Cozad New Venture Competition Teaming Event||Thursday, December 13, 2012||Siebel Center Atrium||4:00pm|
|Deadline to submit Intent to Compete form online||Friday, January 25, 2013||Online||11:59PM|
|Deadline for submitting one page business plan (OPBP) online||Sunday, February 3, 2013||Online||11:59pm|
|Elevator Pitch Round One||Tuesday, February 12, 2013||1404 Siebel||5:00pm|
|Deadline to submit signed waivers for all team members||Tuesday, February 12, 2013||5:00pm|
|Elevator Pitch Round Two||Tuesday, February 19, 2013||1404 Siebel||5:00pm|
|Workshop: Putting the Plan Together||Thursday, February 21, 2013||301 CSL||12:00pm- 1:30pm|
|Deadline to submit final materials||Sunday, March 3, 2013||Online||5:00pm|
|TEC announces semi-finalists via competition website||Thursday, March 14, 2013||Online||5:00pm|
|Workshop: Oral Presentations||Thursday, March 28, 2013||301 CSL||12:00pm- 1:30pm|
|Deadline to withdraw from competition||Wednesday, March 27, 2013||5:00pm|
|Semi Finals||Friday, April 12, 2013||Atkins Building||9:00am- 4:30pm|
|Finals: Winners announced at awards ceremony||Saturday, April 13, 2013||EnterpriseWorks Atrium||9:30am- 2:00pm|
CNVC Kickoff and Networking Event
The Technology Entrepreneur Center will host a CNVC Kickoff Event that will include an overview of the Competition and a networking reception. The Kickoff will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:00 PM in 1090 Lincoln Hall.
In accordance with the Kickoff Event, TEC will also host a Teaming Event to help students to form or join a venture team. It will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012.
What is a Teaming Event?
“Skill” Students: those students that have a particular skill to offer a potential CNVC team, but without a specific product or company idea
“Idea” Students: those students that have a company/product idea, but need to form a well-rounded team including students with skills in marketing, finance, writing, etc.
Please note that participants in CNVC do not have to have their own startup. If interested participants have skills that would be useful to a new venture, we will help to match you with one. Likewise, participants do not have to have a fully-formed venture team; we will connect you with other students that can help you!
CNVC would like to help “Idea” students and “Skill” students meet and form teams that will then enter the competition. Forms that will serve as a pitch sheet for “Idea” students and for a résumé of sorts for “Skill” students can be found on the CNVC website. Interested students are asked to register, and to fill out a form in order to participate in the Teaming Event by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
Each student with a company or product idea will have 60 seconds to present that idea to the audience at the Teaming Event. After all of these presentations are complete, the “Idea” students and the “Skill” students will network with one another to get a feel for whether or not they could make a good addition to the team.
Once the networking is complete, the Teaming Event Reception will begin. Students are encouraged to stay for the reception to continue networking.