The IE@Columbia Program. The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center. July 2012. The IE Program Phases. Phase 1: Inquiry Team Recruitment Process: Submit idea with need Search for a team Search for match of your expertise . Phase 2: Application/Proposal Submission
The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
Phase 1: Inquiry
Team Recruitment Process:
Submit idea with need
Search for a team
Search for match of your expertise
Phase 2: Application/Proposal Submission
Apply for admission to IE@Columbia
with assembled project team
Due Date: Monday, November 19, 2012
Phase 3: Judge Review
Applications will be gathered by Exec Education.
A panel of judges will be selected to review all entries
Approximately twenty plans will be chosen.
Phase 4: Applicant Presentations
to Selection Committee
The approximately twenty chosen applicants will have the opportunity
to present to the selection committee of faculty, alumni, VCs
Presentation Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
Phase 5: Selection Committee
Twelve teams selected to participate in IE@Columbia Program
Orientation Date: Friday, December 14, 2012
The I&E Program Flow and Timeline
The I&E Program
To assist in preparing your proposal, the following is a list of the ten key elements for your consideration. Be sure to address each of them as they are all vital to a successful venture.
Goal: Identify a significant customer or industry problem and explain
how you will solve it.
Growing or declining
New or existing customer base
Goal: “Paint a picture” with a detailed description of the proposed
product, service or solution, and why it will be successful.
for product or service.
Goal: Describe how your idea solves a customer problem and meets
the customer’s strategic goals and needs, e.g., strategy, cost, etc.
Goal: Describe how you will protect your innovation and protect IP
trade secrets and trademarks through patent filings if applicable.
Goal: Clearly articulated business model in which your product/service
provides a clear business value to a customer or partner with a
willingness to pay.
What skills are required?
What organizational resources are required?
Goal: Build a team with complementary knowledge and expertise