Objectives of the Information Session
- Announce the Challenge problem.
- Inform attendees how the Challenge works.
- Share stories from previous Challenge participants (optional).
- Announce that registrations are open.
- Provide a networking opportunity for competitors to connect and potentially work together.
How to run the Information Session
Preparing an agenda for the Information Session
- Welcome and introductions
- The D3 Challenge – process, outcome, expectations and benefits.
- The Problem Statement – a brief explanation:
- Invite a topic expert to outline the problem and present supporting research. Providing thought leadership is an ideal way to engage potential competitors.
- Encourage Competitors and Life Experts to inform the problem further with their experience.
- How Competitors and Life Experts can participate.
- Presentation by previous Competitor (optional).
- Invite past competitors to share their Challenge experience. This a great way for new competitors to hear firsthand what a D3 Challenge is like.
- Question and answer, and closing.
Promoting your Information Session
Promoting your Information Session is key to ensure good attendance. Connect with your local start-up community, accelerators, incubators, universities, government, councils and key stakeholders. They may help to cross-promote your event.
Promoting the D3 challenge after the Information Session
- Challenge website
- Social Media
- Press Releases
- Radio and Podcasts (if available)
- Direct email