This year we’ll be hosting the InNOLEvation® Challenge workshops online due to COVID-19. The workshops and PowerPoint Presentations are below under 2020 – 2021 Workshop presentations.
In order to have a beneficial Q&A session, we expect you to watch the videos and presentations PRIOR to the Q&A session. For the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award (which includes points for participation for attending these workshops), attending the Zoom Q & A session count towards these points.
Info Session 1: 9/16/2020 @ 5pm via ZOOM
Meeting ID: 930 8606 0888, Password: IC2021
Info Session 2: 9/17/2020 @ 5pm via ZOOM
Meeting ID: 948 6302 3102, Password IC2021
2020-2021 Workshop Presentations
- Workshop 1: Info Session PowerPoint
- Workshop 2: Design Thinking PowerPoint
- Workshop 2: Design Thinking Video
- Workshop 3: Market Driven Decisions PowerPoint
- Workshop 3: Market Driven Decisions Video
- Workshop 4: Market Research Video (no PowerPoint)
- Workshop 5: Emerging Technologies & Web Development PowerPoint
- Workshop 5: Emerging Technologies & Web Development Video
- Workshop 6: The Triple Bottom Line – Social & Environmental Considerations PowerPoint
- Workshop 6: The Triple Bottom Line – Social & Environmental Considerations Video
- Workshop 7: Prototyping & Visualizing Your Product or Service PowerPoint
- Workshop 7: Prototyping & Visualizing Your Product or Service Video
- Workshop 8: Marketing & Branding PowerPoint
- Workshop 8: Marketing & Branding Video
- Workshop 9: Business Finance PowerPoint
- Workshop 9: Business Finance Video
- Workshop 10: Machine Intelligence PowerPoint
- Workshop 10: Machine Intelligence Video
- Workshop 11: Pitches & Presentations PowerPoint
- Workshop 11: Pitches & Presentations Video
- Workshop 11: Pitches & Presentations Do’s & Don’ts
2018-2019 Workshop Presentations
- Information Session PowerPoint
- Information Session Video
- Workshop 2 Design Thinking: A Framework for Innovation Powerpoint
- Workshop 2 Design Thinking: A Framework for Innovation Video
- Workshop 3 Identifying & Understanding a Need or Problem PowerPoint
- Workshop 4 Market Research PowerPoint
- Workshop 5 PowerPoint (canceled due to hurricane)
- Workshop 6 Emerging Technologies/Web Development PowerPoint
- Workshop 7 Prototyping & Visualizing Your Product or Service PowerPoint
- Workshop 8 Building & Marketing Your Brand PowerPoint
- Workshop 9 Business Finance – Determining Costs & Revenue
- Workshop 10 PowerPoint coming soon!
- Workshop 11 Effective Pitches & Presentations
Forms and Worksheets
- Lean Business Model/Business Model Canvas (LBM) Worksheet (pdf)
- Non-Profit Lean Operations Model (NLOM) Worksheet (pdf)
- Non-Profit Lean Operations Model (NLOM) Worksheet Key (pdf)
- Lean Business Model Workshop MC (Workshop 10-1-2015) (pdf)
- NLOM for Non-Profits JMI NPEP Class II (Workshop 10-1-2015) (pdf)
- Social Enterprise Business Model
- Blank Social Enterprise Business Model
- Future360.tv: Steve Blank on How to Build a Lean Startup
- Steve Blank It’s Our Research interview
- Minimum Viable Product – How to Build a Startup
- Customer Validation – How to Build a Startup
- Eric Ries explains The Pivot
- Eric Ries on Lean Startup Methodology
- The Lean Startup Video by Joone Studios
- Rob Fitzpatrick – How To Do (And What To Expect From) Early-Stage Customer Development & Sales
- Helpful customers and key resources
- Startup for grannies, customer segments & channels
- Nathan Furr, Brigham Young University
- Customer validation process
- Spirit of the Entrepreneur
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a FAMU student enrolled in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Am I eligible to compete?
For purposes of the competition, you meet the requirement to be a student enrolled at FSU. You will need to verify that you meet the rest of the requirements at Eligibility Guidelines. FAMU students can participate on a team in the competition, but at least 51% of the students on the team need to be FSU students.
Can I change team members after registration?
You can add or remove team members until you have made your Stage 2 Submission.
Are there restrictions on other changes that I might want to make?
You cannot make any changes during the competition which cause your team to no longer meet the eligibility qualifications. Also, after making your Stage 2 Submission, you can no longer change the name of the team/company, the members, or the value proposition.
Can I participate on more than one team?
Yes. However, past experience shows that the Validation and Pivot processes for each team will take a good amount of time to complete, so you will want to carefully consider if this will overextend your capacity to do well by each team.
How can I make sure my Submissions are made on time?
Submissions need to be received by 11:59 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time at https://jimmoranschool-fsu.us.fluidreview.com/
What do you mean by a “social enterprise”?
A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. A social mission is at the core of the enterprise.