All projects are current business development needs from established companies looking to partners with early stage companies and development shops. Videos, powerpoints and additional details are available on the project pages. If projects are a good fit, you can apply to them by selecting the Bid Now button. You'll answer a short series of questions that will give the posting company the details they need to evaluate fits with their project. See a sample bid form here.
The purpose of the bids is to provide sufficient information so they posting company wants more from you. You do not need to provide detailed project plans, timelines and cost projections in the bids. What you do want to provide is information to show that you are the best company to execute on the given project - that you understand the scope and have done similar things.
For projects open to a variety of solutions to solve a problem, you'll want to include enough creativity to make them ask for more. Give details and examples of how you've provided similarly creative solutions.
Bids are reviewed by posting companies as they are received. Therefore, you are encouraged to submit bids as soon as possible - posting companies are looking to sign a deal asap. The bid cut-off date is the last date companies will review submissions. If a solution is found prior to the cut-off date, the project will become inactive. If you have a submission in draft form after a project becomes inactive, you will not be able to submit.
Notifications / Direct contact:
As bids are reviewed, you will be notified via email. Posting companies may request additional details or reach out directly to schedule a call or meeting. You'll also be provided the direct contact information of the presenter once you submit your bid. You'll want to give sufficient time to review before reaching out - typically 7-10 days.
There are three options for submitting bids:
attend the event where the project was presented and bid at no additional cost