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2012-13 Timeline

2013 - 14 Franklin Innovation Challenge Update:

As of November 2013, we are unsure of the how the FIC will be proceeding this year. The structure and format may change.  We will have a definitive answer by the end December 2013.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Day of the week


Time                       Subject                                               
Monday 11/5/12 5:00 pm Registration Opens - use the online form
Thursday 11/15/12 5:00 pm Information Session on Franklin Innovation Challenge - @ Stager 102 (Stahr Auditorium)
Tuesday 12/4/12 11:30 am Registrants' Workshop:  Indicators of successful entrepreneurs, business plan overview - @ LSP 142 (Bonchek Lecture Hall)
Tuesday 12/4/12 11:59 pm

Registration closes 

Registration deadline extended until January 25, 2013

12/16/12 - 1/13/13 WINTER BREAK:  Individuals or Teams to Brainstorm & Plan
Tuesday 1/15/13 11:30 am Registrants' Workshop:  Indicators of successful entrepreneurs, business plan overview @ Booth Ferris North
Friday 1/25/13 11:59 pm Registation closes
Friday 2/1/13 11:30 pm Executive Summary of Business Idea/Submission Due
Friday 2/8/13 5:00 pm Alumni Mentor Assignment: you will be assigned a mentor to help you develop your business plan submission
Friday 3/22/13 5:00 pm Business Plan Due:  10-page business plan submission due to the FIC evaluation panel 
Wednesday 4/3/13 5:00 pm Finalists announced to all participants
4/3/13 - 4/12/13 Finalists to review/edit business plans and prepare for oral presentations to the Judges
Friday 4/12/13 1:00 pm Final Presentations to Judges in Bonchek College House Great and Seminar Rooms
Friday 4/12/13 5:00 pm Awards Reception in Bonchek College House Great Room

NOTE:  Dates are subject to slight changes; any changes will be emailed to registrants

Questions can be directed to Stephanie Kessler, at 717-291-3859 or