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Prototype Challenge Timeline:

  • March 15: Prototype begins
  • May 10: Prototype ends
  • May 10-24: Prototype evaluation
  • May 24: Prototype winners announced

Prototype Challenge Overview:

Innovators DEVELOP a prototype their proposed solution that sufficiently proves the critical functionality. The prototype must sufficiently demonstrate that the solution will fulfill a market need that sustains its follow-on development. 

Prototype Challenge Submission Requirements:

  1. Project Name
  2. Innovation Tagline (e.g., mission statement for your project - be creative!)
  3. Project Members
    1. Name
    2. Email
    3. Social Media Links (linkedin, github, twitter, etc.)
  4. Project Keywords (#hashtags)
  5. Prototype Demo: Prepare a 5 minute demonstration of your project (either video or presentation)
  6. Identify Your Community: cultivate a network of mentors and community members to help advance the proposed solution
  7. 5 minute project pitch: The presentation slides should cover the following topics: