Opportunity Quest Competition Timeline


2019–20 Calendar

Competition Timeline

  • Opportunity Quest Overview: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30–7:30 p.m. AND Wednesday, Sept. 18, 5–6:00 p.m.
  • Application Opens: Tuesday, Sept. 17, noon
  • Application Closes: Sunday, Nov. 24, midnight
  • Online Judging: Wednesday, Nov. 27–Sunday, Dec. 8
  • Top 10 Announced: Tuesday, Dec. 10
  • Top 10 Mentor Session/Mandatory Orientation: Friday, Jan. 10, 12–2 p.m.
  • Top 10 Video Deadline: Friday, Jan. 17, midnight
  • Top 10 PowerPoint Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 28,midnight
  • Live Pitches Day: Friday, Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Award Banquet Day: Friday, Feb. 7, 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Workshop Schedule

  • Introduction to Opportunity Quest: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30–7:30 p.m. OR Wednesday, Sept. 18, 5–6:00 p.m. in Gore 131
  • From Idea to Action: Friday, Sept. 27, noon–3:00 p.m. in Gore 131
  • How to Write an Executive Summary: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 5–6:00 p.m. in Gore 131
  • Marketing and Branding: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5–6:00 p.m. in Gore 131
  • Financial Projections: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 5–6:00 p.m. in Gore 131
  • Executive Summary Review/Feedback Session: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5–6:00 p.m. in Gore 131
  • Final Presentation Workshop: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5–6:00 p.m. in Gore 131