The programme is divided into three stages: Scouting, Shortlist & Webinar, and Event Preparation.
During the application period, ventures can indicate their interest in participating via the application form. The EIV team and our network of channel partners will also be scouting and reaching out to companies of interest directly, who will be invited to apply via the fast-track.
Shortlist & Webinar
At the end of the application period, the EIV team will review all applications and create a shortlist of Selected Entrants. These companies will be notified and they will sign a programme participation agreement, which encompasses the terms & conditions of the programme and allows for sharing of confidential information with the Subscribers and EIV team.
After confirming, the EIV team will invite each Selected Entrant to present their products and relevant case studies at our monthly webinar for our Subscribers. Before the webinar, the EIV team will conduct a virtual interview with each Selected Entrant to review the materials provided in the application and prepare a deep-dive analysis report, which will also be presented during the webinar. Based on the webinar, our Subscribers will share feedback on interest and vote for the Selected Entrants they are most interested in to receive a formal invitation.
After Selected Entrants present at the webinars, the EIV team will make formal invitations to the Selected Entrants to our summit and confirm travel and attendance arrangements.
Going into the event, each of the Subscribers will have reviewed the materials thoroughly and will be prepared to discuss proposal specifics and work toward agreeing on terms. At the summit, the EIV team will arrange individual meetings with the Subscribers most interested in working with you.
While every Selected Entrant will have the opportunity to win a commercial engagement, the EIV team will name at least two “honourees” based the on highest levels of Subscriber interest. Where there is sufficient interest from the Subscribers in a venture, the Selected Entrants will be offered: 1) access to supporting services to facilitate the development of pilot projects; 2) ongoing support to promote the product offerings; 3) media coverage for international audiences.