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Important Dates for our Clients for Spring 2024

We are excited to be working with you. Here are some dates to keep in mind for the Spring 2024 Projects.  

Data Preparation. Early March. The sooner you can pull the data together, the better. Let us know if you need to talk about anything related to this. 

NDAs Due. Tuesday, March 12, 2-2:30 CT. On this date, we have a student-only session teaching them about NDAs in general. If you want the students to sign an NDA, you should have it by this day. This will help the students get it signed by the kickoff.  

Kickoff!!! Wednesday, March 27, 3:30 – 5:30 CT (with a happy hour to follow). If you can be on Campus, we’d love to see you in person. From 3:30 – 4:00, you will meet with the faculty instructors. At 4:00, you will meet with your student teams.  Use this time to get into the details as deeply as possible. After you meet with the students, if you have time, some faculty will be around for a happy hour and to learn more about NU. This will be in the Tech Building, Cohen Commons (4th Floor).  

Site Visit. If possible and practical, the students get a lot of value from a site visit. If you could schedule this sometime between Thursday, March 28 and Thursday April 4th, that would be great.  

Student Proposals Due. April 5th. You will have submitted your problem. We also ask the students to submit a proposal of what they’ll do by the end of the 2nd week. We would like you to carve out time during the kick-off through the next week to help the students finalize their proposal. 


Scheduling the Final Presentation with you and your Executives. We suggest you try May 30 or May 31st. This is before the students' final presentations are due to us. But their final presentation to us is due during finals week. If you wait until that week, it gets harder to schedule the students. After that week, it is even harder. 

Final Presentations for the Class. Thursday, June 6th, 9-11 am CT (Time subject to change). This will be a 5-minute video summary from the students along with 5 minutes of Q&A from the instructors. You are more than welcome to attend. However, because this is short, we recommend you schedule something longer with your teams. 

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