April 23 2014

Schedule/Description of Events

Event Date Location Time
RSVP for Kick-off Event (appreciated)   Online  
Cozad Kick-Off and Teaming Event (part of SocialFuse) Thursday, November 14, 2013 MNTL Atrium 4:00pm
Cozad Workshop Series: Provisional Patents 101 Thursday, December 5, 2013

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SocialFuse/ Teaming Event Thursday, January 30, 2014 BIF Atrium 5:00PM
Deadline to submit Intent to Compete form online Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Online 11:59pm
Patent Clinic Kick-Off 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 1214 Siebel 11:00am-1:00pm
Deadline to submit Executive Summary online Sunday, February 9, 2014 Online 11:59pm
Cozad Workshop Series: Visas, International Students and Starting a Company  Thursday, February 13, 2014 B02 CSL
Video Recap
Workshop: Elevator Pitch  "Video" TBD Online  
Elevator Pitch Round One Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1404 Siebel 5:00pm
Deadline to submit signed waivers for all team members Tuesday, February 25, 2014   5:00pm
Elevator Pitch Round Two Tuesday, March 4, 2014 1404 Siebel 5:00pm
Workshop: Putting the Canvas Together (Half Day) Thursday, March 13, 2014 TBD 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Deadline to submit final materials Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Online  11:59pm
TEC announces semi-finalists via email Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Online 5:00pm
Workshop: Oral Presentations Thursday, April 17, 2014 3041 BIF 12:00pm
Deadline to withdraw from competition Thursday, April 17, 2014    5:00pm
Finals Event: Winners announced at awards ceremony Friday, April 25, 2014 NCSA 9:00am- 5:00pm


Kick-Off 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 Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM in MNTL Atrium in conjunction with SocialFuse.

Patent Clinic Kick-Off
The Patent Clinic is a joint effort between the TEC and the University of Illinois College of Law (COL) in which selected participants from the Cozad New Venture Competition can have a patent application drafted for them at no cost if their invention description includes a novel and potentially patentable device, system or method.
The Patent Clinic Kick-Off will be on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 11:00am-1:00pm (1214 Siebel Center). 
RSVP appreciated.

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