Key Dates & Deadlines

Spring 2014 Key Events

March 12, 2014 – UMass IC Mini Plan Round
A closed-door session between judges and teams which includes pitches, dialogue, and feedback.  Participating teams will be competing for a slot in the final competition.

February 13 until March 10, 2014 – UMass IC Spring VIRTUAL MinutePitch Submission
Have an idea that you think could be the start of a great business? Video pitch it to a panel of judges for constructive feedback and prizes to support your efforts. Thinking of entering the UMass Innovation Challenge next fall?  This is great way to test the waters!

April 7, 2014 – UMass IC Business Plan Finalist Presentations & Awards Dinner
Events Hall, Commonwealth Honors College; 5:00 pm
Hear the final five teams pitch their business plans to a panel of judges who will award $50,000+ in prizes.


Spring 2014 Deadlines 

February 10, 2014 - Last day to submit your Intent to Compete for the Mini Plan Competition; due by 11:59 PM

February 12, 2014 - Announcement of Finalists for the Mini Plan Competition

February 26, 2014 - Last day for selected teams to submit Mini Plan for the UMass IC Mini Plan Competition

March 14, 2014 - Announcement of  Top Five Teams for Final Competition

March 31, 2014 - Plans and Video Pitches submitted to judges by the five finalists prior to awards event; due by 12:00 Noon


Fall 2014

October 2014- MinutePitch Competition

December 2014- Executive Summary & Elevator Pitch Competition


Google Calendar

The UMass IC Google Calendar lists all of the important events, dates, and times. You may also subscribe to the UMass IC calendar as an iCal feed or an XML feed.