This workshop is designed for those who are or will be submitting the applications for the 2023 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge for an opportunity to win a $20K cash award. Attendees will need to have at least 1-2 questions filled out in the application in order to attend this workshop. The instructor will invite everyone to read their answers and provide detailed feedback. This is a great opportunity for you to get an expert review of your application and boost your chance to win a $20K grant.
Here are three selected questions from the application. You're required to answer one question and write down your answer before the workshop:
Give us your high-level pitch (word limit: 30)
Describe your business ( word limit: 350 )
Give us a more detailed description of what product/service you’re building and what problem you are solving, in less than 350 words
What is your unique selling proposition? (word limit: 500)
Please describe your secret sauce including product distinct features and benefits that your product offers and solves a specific problem or closes a gap in the marketplace; explain why your target market should care about your product and the solution you provide. You can upload photos of prototype in the Appendix section below.
About the speaker:
Philip Dray is a non-fiction writer based in Brooklyn who has written several books about U.S. history, and teaches opinion and advocacy writing at The New School in New York City. He also woked for several years as a grant writer for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental law advocacy organization, and was active in community affairs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 1989 to 2010. He currently lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.