Startup companies and entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply to be part of the Innovate Durham 2021 Cohort.
Applicants that meet the initial minimum criteria will move to the second phase of the selection process. A round of finalists will be selected to come in and present to the review committee and potential partner departments. The review committee will then choose a limited number of applicants to be part of the Innovate Durham 2021 cohort.
Companies will work with their respective City or County departments and Innovate Durham staff to outline a project and agree to a memorandum of understanding about the pilot period.
Spring 2021 - Fall 2021
Companies will work with their respective City or County departments to test, develop or scale their idea, product or service for the 16-week pilot period.
The 2021 Innovate Durham Cohort will be given the chance to present the results of their pilot period to the public.