Invited applicants will submit a full proposal and present to the Screening Committee. The deadline for receipt of full proposals is about four weeks from the date of approval of the pre-proposal. Full proposals must be submitted via email to the Fund Manager, using the full proposal template.
During this period, applicants can avail themselves of assistance from UR Ventures, High Tech Rochester, the Simon School, and the Hajim School, along with other resources for help with written proposals and supporting presentations. It is up to the applicant to solicit help from these sources.
Oral presentations for the Screening Committee are scheduled within 2 – 4 weeks of full proposal submission and should address each of the following topics: science, commercialization, market, product/service, and business model/strategy. Each individual or team has 15 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Presentation time will be strictly enforced and the candidate will be stopped at 15 minutes, so please prepare your presentation accordingly. Coaches and mentors may participate.