SCHEDULE

Schedule is subject to change. Please attend events to ensure you have the most recent information. All events will be held at the Baker Center for Public Policy from 6:00 - 7:30 PM unless noted otherwise.
The Knoxville Scipreneur Challenge will be held concurrently with NSF's Innovation Corps program, and time and location may differ for I-Corps events.


Week 1: Thursday, September 5th, 2019

  • Kickoff Event: IP Parade and Team Matching

    • Location: Toyota Auditorium (Rm 103)
    • The first 30 minutes will be reserved for networking and introductions; IP presentations will begin at 6:30 PM.

Week 2: Thursday, September 12th, 2019

  • Seminar: The Business Model
  • Speaker: Eric Mayer, EDP Biotech
    • Location: Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, Rm 204
    • Team matching and IP assignments
    • Team social

Week 3: Thursday, September 19th, 2019

  • Seminar: Regulatory Affairs
  • Speaker: Kevin Christopher, Rockridge Venture Law
    • Location: Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, Rm 204

Week 4: Thursday, September 26th, 2019

  • Seminar: Finance
  • Speaker: Christopher Miller, Three Roots Capital
    • Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    • Location: Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
      17 Market Square
      Suite 101
      Knoxville, TN 37902

Week 5: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

  • NSF Innovation Corps: Kickoff, The Business Thesis, Customer Discovery, Interview Techniques
  • Speaker: Shawn Carson, Lecturer, Haslam College of Business, UTK
    • Location: The Baker Center for Public Policy
    • Event will begin at 5:30 PM.

Week 6: Thursday, October 10th, 2019

  • I-Corps Workshop: The Business Model
  • Speaker: Shawn Carson, Lecturer, Haslam College of Business, UTK
    • Location: The Baker Center for Public Policy
    • Event will begin at 5:30 PM.

Week 7: Thursday, October 17th, 2019

  • I-Corps Workshop: Lessons Learned & What's Next?
  • Speaker: Shawn Carson, Lecturer, Haslam College of Business, UTK
    • Location: The Baker Center for Public Policy
    • Event will begin at 5:30 PM.

Week 8: Thursday, October 24th, 2019

  • Seminar: How to Pitch
  • Location: The Baker Center for Public Policy, Rm 204

Week 9: Monday, November 4th, 2019

  • Pitch Practice
  • Speaker: Jim Monsor, CEO, Relay Life Science
    • Location:
      UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm
      2641 Osprey Vista Way, Knoxville, TN 37996
      JIAM (Joint Institute for Advanced Materials) Building, Rm. 147

Week 10: Thursday, November 7th, 2019

  • Pitch Competition
    • Location:
      UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm
      2641 Osprey Vista Way, Knoxville, TN 37996
      JIAM (Joint Institute for Advanced Materials) Building, Rm. 147

This is a tentative schedule.

Check back regularly to make sure you have the most up to date information!


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