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NSF I-Corps Site Program: Grant Application Deadline (Milestone 5)

UW Researchers Teams who fully participate in the program are encouraged to apply for an I-Corps Site grant to help fund further customer discovery efforts. Event interval: Event Types: Special Events. Target Audience: Faculty, researchers, postdocs, students or staff members from academic institutions in the PNW. Sunday, August 28, 2022. virtual. For more info visit comotion.uw.edu.

Innovation Gap Fund: Customer Discovery Workshop - Optional

UW Researchers Your team’s PI is strongly encouraged to attend the Customer Discovery Workshop. Email cmifund@uw.edu to confirm attendance. Teams who have participated in the NSF-I-Corps Program do not need to attend.   The Innovation Gap Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide over $1.1 million per year of up to $50K grants to UW project teams. Our mission is to fund and support projects with a high chance of making an impact but are unlikely to get there without gap funding. The Innovation Gap Fund program is intended to help technologies transition between the conclusion of academic research grants and achieving the level of development where they can attract seed-stage private investment. The funds can be used to de-risk your idea and to develop a proof-of-concept. Successful projects have used funds to: create prototypes, complete software coding or user interface development, initiate beta testing, evaluate customer demand, or validate markets. Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Special Events. Target Audience: faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, depending on factors. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. virtual (Zoom link to come). For more info visit comotion.uw.edu.

Innovation Gap Fund: Round Robin Feedback Session #1 - Optional

UW Researchers Your team’s PI is strongly encouraged to attend a Round Robin Feedback Session. Email cmifund@uw.edu to confirm when you will be able to attend. This will help us ensure there are enough mentors available for all participants. The Innovation Gap Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide over $1.1 million per year of up to $50K grants to UW project teams. Our mission is to fund and support projects with a high chance of making an impact but are unlikely to get there without gap funding. The Innovation Gap Fund program is intended to help technologies transition between the conclusion of academic research grants and achieving the level of development where they can attract seed-stage private investment. The funds can be used to de-risk your idea and to develop a proof-of-concept. Successful projects have used funds to: create prototypes, complete software coding or user interface development, initiate beta testing, evaluate customer demand, or validate markets. Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Special Events. Target Audience: faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, depending on factors. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. virtual (Zoom link to come). For more info visit comotion.uw.edu.

Fundamentals for Startups

CoMotion Labs Members Specific description to come, Format Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A. Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. Please register at the link below for access information. We hope you can join us online! Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Lectures/Seminars. Target Audience: startups, entrepreneurs. Friday, October 7, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Online only (access link to come after registration).

Innovation Gap Fund: Round Robin Feedback Session #2 - Optional

UW Researchers Your team’s PI is strongly encouraged to attend a Round Robin Feedback Session. Email cmifund@uw.edu to confirm when you will be able to attend. This will help us ensure there are enough mentors available for all participants. The Innovation Gap Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide over $1.1 million per year of up to $50K grants to UW project teams. Our mission is to fund and support projects with a high chance of making an impact but are unlikely to get there without gap funding. The Innovation Gap Fund program is intended to help technologies transition between the conclusion of academic research grants and achieving the level of development where they can attract seed-stage private investment. The funds can be used to de-risk your idea and to develop a proof-of-concept. Successful projects have used funds to: create prototypes, complete software coding or user interface development, initiate beta testing, evaluate customer demand, or validate markets. Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Special Events. Target Audience: faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, depending on factors. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. virtual (Zoom link to come). For more info visit comotion.uw.edu.

Fundamentals for Startups

CoMotion Labs Members Specific description to come, Format Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A. Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. Please register at the link below for access information. We hope you can join us online! Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Lectures/Seminars. Target Audience: startups, entrepreneurs. Friday, October 14, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Online only (access link to come after registration).

Fundamentals for Startups

CoMotion Labs Members Specific description to come, Format Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A. Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. Please register at the link below for access information. We hope you can join us online! Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Lectures/Seminars. Target Audience: startups, entrepreneurs. Friday, October 21, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Online only (access link to come after registration).

Fundamentals for Startups

CoMotion Labs Members Specific description to come, Format Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A. Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. Please register at the link below for access information. We hope you can join us online! Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Lectures/Seminars. Target Audience: startups, entrepreneurs. Friday, October 28, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Online only (access link to come after registration).

Innovation Gap Fund: Pitch Practice Sessions – MANDATORY

UW Researchers The team PI must attend a Pitch Practice Session. Email cmifund@uw.edu to select a 30-minute appointment time. The Innovation Gap Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide over $1.1 million per year of up to $50K grants to UW project teams. Our mission is to fund and support projects with a high chance of making an impact but are unlikely to get there without gap funding. The Innovation Gap Fund program is intended to help technologies transition between the conclusion of academic research grants and achieving the level of development where they can attract seed-stage private investment. The funds can be used to de-risk your idea and to develop a proof-of-concept. Successful projects have used funds to: create prototypes, complete software coding or user interface development, initiate beta testing, evaluate customer demand, or validate markets. Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Special Events. Target Audience: faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, depending on factors. Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. virtual (Zoom link to come). For more info visit comotion.uw.edu.

Innovation Gap Fund: Pitch Practice Sessions – MANDATORY

UW Researchers The team PI must attend a Pitch Practice Session. Email cmifund@uw.edu to select a 30-minute appointment time. The Innovation Gap Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide over $1.1 million per year of up to $50K grants to UW project teams. Our mission is to fund and support projects with a high chance of making an impact but are unlikely to get there without gap funding. The Innovation Gap Fund program is intended to help technologies transition between the conclusion of academic research grants and achieving the level of development where they can attract seed-stage private investment. The funds can be used to de-risk your idea and to develop a proof-of-concept. Successful projects have used funds to: create prototypes, complete software coding or user interface development, initiate beta testing, evaluate customer demand, or validate markets. Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Special Events. Target Audience: faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, depending on factors. Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. virtual (Zoom link to come). For more info visit comotion.uw.edu.

Fundamentals for Startups

CoMotion Labs Members Specific description to come, Format Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A. Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. Please register at the link below for access information. We hope you can join us online! Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Lectures/Seminars. Target Audience: startups, entrepreneurs. Friday, November 4, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Online only (access link to come after registration).

Innovation Gap Fund: Pitch Practice Sessions – MANDATORY

UW Researchers The team PI must attend a Pitch Practice Session. Email cmifund@uw.edu to select a 30-minute appointment time. The Innovation Gap Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide over $1.1 million per year of up to $50K grants to UW project teams. Our mission is to fund and support projects with a high chance of making an impact but are unlikely to get there without gap funding. The Innovation Gap Fund program is intended to help technologies transition between the conclusion of academic research grants and achieving the level of development where they can attract seed-stage private investment. The funds can be used to de-risk your idea and to develop a proof-of-concept. Successful projects have used funds to: create prototypes, complete software coding or user interface development, initiate beta testing, evaluate customer demand, or validate markets. Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Special Events. Target Audience: faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, depending on factors. Thursday, November 10, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. virtual (Zoom link to come). For more info visit comotion.uw.edu.

Innovation Gap Fund: Pitch Practice Sessions – MANDATORY

UW Researchers The team PI must attend a Pitch Practice Session. Email cmifund@uw.edu to select a 30-minute appointment time. The Innovation Gap Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide over $1.1 million per year of up to $50K grants to UW project teams. Our mission is to fund and support projects with a high chance of making an impact but are unlikely to get there without gap funding. The Innovation Gap Fund program is intended to help technologies transition between the conclusion of academic research grants and achieving the level of development where they can attract seed-stage private investment. The funds can be used to de-risk your idea and to develop a proof-of-concept. Successful projects have used funds to: create prototypes, complete software coding or user interface development, initiate beta testing, evaluate customer demand, or validate markets. Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Special Events. Target Audience: faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, depending on factors. Thursday, November 10, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. virtual (Zoom link to come). For more info visit comotion.uw.edu.

Innovation Gap Fund: Pitch Practice Sessions – MANDATORY

UW Researchers The team PI must attend a Pitch Practice Session. Email cmifund@uw.edu to select a 30-minute appointment time. The Innovation Gap Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide over $1.1 million per year of up to $50K grants to UW project teams. Our mission is to fund and support projects with a high chance of making an impact but are unlikely to get there without gap funding. The Innovation Gap Fund program is intended to help technologies transition between the conclusion of academic research grants and achieving the level of development where they can attract seed-stage private investment. The funds can be used to de-risk your idea and to develop a proof-of-concept. Successful projects have used funds to: create prototypes, complete software coding or user interface development, initiate beta testing, evaluate customer demand, or validate markets. Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Special Events. Target Audience: faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, depending on factors. Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. virtual (Zoom link to come). For more info visit comotion.uw.edu.

Innovation Gap Fund: Pitch Practice Sessions – MANDATORY

UW Researchers The team PI must attend a Pitch Practice Session. Email cmifund@uw.edu to select a 30-minute appointment time. The Innovation Gap Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide over $1.1 million per year of up to $50K grants to UW project teams. Our mission is to fund and support projects with a high chance of making an impact but are unlikely to get there without gap funding. The Innovation Gap Fund program is intended to help technologies transition between the conclusion of academic research grants and achieving the level of development where they can attract seed-stage private investment. The funds can be used to de-risk your idea and to develop a proof-of-concept. Successful projects have used funds to: create prototypes, complete software coding or user interface development, initiate beta testing, evaluate customer demand, or validate markets. Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Special Events. Target Audience: faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, depending on factors. Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. virtual (Zoom link to come). For more info visit comotion.uw.edu.