The Q and A
What do I need to join?
The only thing you need to join is to fill out the "Join"-form and press that button. For the form you need a bit about yourself or your team - because yes, you are more than welcome to apply with a team - a bit of your background and what motivates you to join. And of course an idea you would love to work on.
What does the iQnite process look like?
When you join iQnite, you will bring your idea to our free 2-day bootcamp on November 15-16. Here you will pitch your idea, gather a team around it (if you don't already have one) and start working on fleshing it out and make it ready for market testing. It will be hands-on, and we will guide you through the process and provide you with the necessary tools and guidance.
After the first bootcamp, we will select 8-10 teams for further participation. These teams will have access to Lab Days with the inQvation team. The teams will also get invited to the second 1-day bootcamp.
In this second bootcamp we will take a closer look on your idea and help you define the make-or-break experiments you need to go and do in order to figure our how your idea can make it successful to market and be able to convince our panel of judges on pitch day. .
The competition ends with a pitch day on January 22 2020, where you will pitch in front of our expert panel of judges. It is here where you will find out if your idea was the one with enough potential to win iQnite.
What is it with teams and what if I don't have one?
Don't worry. Join anyway. One of the first things we will do, when we meet, is to form teams based on the ideas you all bring along. Because yes, iQnite is a competition for teams. Because we know that it takes a team to succeed in turning a potentially great idea into an even greater startup.
What will I do in the bootcamps?
In the first bootcamp on November 15-16 we will provide you with the tools, tips and tricks necessary to go from a pretty abstract idea into a very concrete, sellable one. You will learn how to research properly and fill out the blanks in your concept. And you will learn how to distill what you have learned into something very specific and powerful.
At the second bootcamp we will take that powerful idea and ask "What can make this idea break?". And then we will define the quick experiments you will need to go out and perform after the bootcamp ends. We will help you define the experiments, what needs to happen and success criteria, so you can go out, test and start building the business model, you need to present on pitch day.
What are Lab Days?
During the competition you and your team will be able to get help from the inQvation team in Taastrup.
We have set aside a weekly day where we will be available to meet, share and learn. And perhaps even help you build something if that is what you need help for.
The help is free to all partipants and available at a 'first come, first served'-basis.
What are your criteria?
iQnite has two sets of selection criteria:
After the first bootcamp we will choose the ideas and teams we believe the most in after having seen you work for further participation in the competition. It will be our call.
At the pitch day our expert panel of judges will determine based on what you present, the facts you have gathered and the research you have done, which idea has most legs. And thus will be crowned as winner of iQnite.
What does the timeline look like?
iQnite is a case competition that runs through the fall and winter of 2019/2020. Deadline for joining is on November 4, and pitch day is on January 20 2020. What happens inbetween those two dates? Check out the timeline for the case competition below.