Proposal Format (3-5 pages total)

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What do you propose to do? Why is the problem worth solving?
Why do you think you are in a position to tackle it?
What sorts of solutions do you imagine you might come up with? (150 words)

What’s the general area of human experience for this project?
What’s the 27,000 foot view?
What motivates your interest in it?
What sort of substantive background do you bring to work in this problem area?
How did you arrive at this project idea? How long have you been working on it?
What else did you consider? Why did you reject other options?


Pain. What problems/challenges do people experience here? How do you know? Who are they?
Gain. What benefit could a solution to these problems provide? What would it take for someone to want to buy or adopt such a solution? What difference would you hope to make?


Why is this an Academy Garage project?
How will it let you show what you have learned?


Why is this not just more of the same?
Why hasn’t someone already tackled this problem in the manner you have in mind?
Where do you think your intellectual property (IP) will reside?

Tangible Form or Artifact

What forms do you imagine, at this point, your project might take? An app? A marketing campaign? A physical object? A service? A new form of matter?


What don’t you know? What are you going to need to find out? How do you plan to do so?

Physical Resources

What, at the outset, resources do you think you will require?

Human Resources

What sorts of expertise beyond those you possess do you expect will be needed to attack this problem?
What industry partners would be useful or essential to this project?
What challenges do you anticipate finding, recruiting, and working with this expertise?


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