The programme is divided into three stages: Scouting, Shortlist & Webinar, and the Summit. We currently host two cohorts per year, with the first running between April and September, and the second between October and March.
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
The EIV team will review all applications and create a shortlist. These companies will be notified and 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.
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.
While every Selected Entrant will have the opportunity to win a commercial engagement, the EIV team will name at least two Honourees based on the highest levels of Subscriber interest. After Selected Entrants present at the webinars, the EIV team will make formal invitations to the Honourees to our Summit, which is currently held virtually.
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.