Special Event Details

Florida Innovation Summits

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Dates: 11/13/2018 - 11/14/2018


Innovate SFL and NFTE will partner to host 2 events, 1 in Miami-Dade County and 1 in Broward County, to bring entrepreneurship students from public and private schools together to tackle an innovation challenge, pitch their idea live and submit it for prize money to the World Series of Innovation.  To complete their challenges, students will work in teams alongside business coaches from the community to solve for an identified need and detail their target market.

Schedule:
8:30am – 9:30am: Breakfast, welcome and Inspirational Entrepreneur Key Note
9:30am - 11:30am: 2-hour group work time on WSI Challenge (Business Coaches work with students)
11:30am – 12:00pm: Pitch Captains select Finalists
12:00pm - 1:00pm: On-Stage Pitch Challenge and lunch (Judges listen to and select winners)
1:00pm – 1:15pm: Prizes awarded and closing

Volunteer Opportunity:
- 50+ business coaches will advise students on their innovative idea and assist students with developing their ideas fully, focusing on areas they have difficulty understanding or articulating, and helping them to present their ideas before an audience and a panel of judges.
- Up to 10 Pitch Captains will each listen to pitches from 5 groups. From those 5 groups, they will select the best group to present in the final pitch challenge towards the end of the event.
- Approximately 5 VIP judges participate on panel to evaluate on-stage pitches. Judges listen, ask questions, and evaluate each presentation. Judges, who are entrepreneurs and business professionals, offer students a realistic perspective of their idea.