Workshops

At the core of the IMPEL+ program are intensive in-person IMPEL+ Pitch Workshops.

Our IMPEL+ expert coaches provide dynamic guidance to help IMPEL+ Innovators refine and practice their pitches in clear, concise, and compelling terms.

Workshops will include thoughtful pre-work, real-time tailored exercises, on-video training, and professional critique from IMPEL+ expert coaches.

IMPEL+ Innovators will:

    • Develop skills to deliver effective value proposition pitches to non-technical audiences
    • Learn approaches to acquire public or private sector funds to bring technology to market
    • Refine your roadmap for your hardware and software building technology solution

Selected IMPEL+ Innovators will have an opportunity to present their final pitch idea to a wide audience at the Building Technologies Office's annual Peer Review Conference at Washington DC in April 2020.

IMPEL+ Workshop Dates

Applications are now open; click here for eligibility and how to apply.

  • Workshop 1: November 15, 2019, Berkeley, CA
  • Workshop 2: December 6, 2019 , Washington DC
  • Workshop 3: February 14, 2020, Boston, MA
  • Workshop 4: March 10, 2020, Golden, CO
  • IMPEL Showcase Event: Spring 2020, Washington DC (Selected IMPEL+ Innovators)

Additional information will be provided closer to the event dates.


Agenda

A typical IMPEL+ workshop agenda is as follows:

  • 08:30 - 08:45 AM: Participant networking and handouts
  • 08:45 - 08:50 AM: Welcome, Mary Hubbard, DOE
  • 08:50 - 09:05 AM: Overview, Reshma Singh, LBNL
  • 09:05 - 09:15 AM: Self-assessment and goal setting
  • 09:15 - 09:45 AM: First Pitches, All Innovators
  • 09:45 - 10:00 AM: Coach presentations, Christina Ellwood and JJ Singh
  • 10:00 - 12:00 PM: Breakout activities session 1
  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM: Lunch and QnA with coaches
  • 12:30 - 04:30 PM: Breakout activities sessions 2,3,4
  • 04:30 - 05:00 PM: Write Final Pitches and feedback
  • 05:00 - 06:00 PM: Final Pitches and feedback
  • 06:00 - 06:20 PM: Self assessments, evaluation forms
  • 06:20 - 06:30 PM: Selection and closing announcements

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Post-workshop

  • 06:30 - 06:45 PM: Video interview of selected candidates

Innovators are encouraged to continue the conversation over an informal, non-hosted networking dinner.


Pitch Coaches

Click to read more about IMPEL Coaches.

Click to read more about IMPEL Innovators.