8 That Innovate

EIGHT THAT INNOVATE is a unique opportunity to demonstrate how your organization is using novel ideas to drive value. Eight finalists will have the chance to pitch their innovation to a panel of judges during our “Eight that Innovate” session live on stage at the DA4S East Coast Conference in 2023.

A great idea is only half of the formula – you must also showcase your engaging presentation skills to inspire the judges.

WATCH 2021 TOP 8 VIDEOS

PRIZES

The DA4S Innovator of the Year will be awarded a
VIP meeting with a
Multi-National Pharmaceutical Company

An opportunity to present to the
HELIX Supplier Diversity Forum

AND Attend the
TUCK PROGRAM
with a Full Scholarship!

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Applications for 2023 will become available in February so get ready to submit yours no later than March 15th!
    1. Step 1: You will complete the written submission form via Survey Monkey link.
    2. Step 2: Create a one (1) minute video that showcases your passion for your innovation and highlights your ability to captivate an audience with your presentation skills.
    3. Follow directions below on how to Submit your Video.
    4. Email us to confirm submission of video has been received.

You must submit both the written form and a video to be considered!

TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO

Submit your 1 minute video via WeTransfer
 
  1. Hit the [+] button up to upload your video file
  2. E-mail to field: dee@diversityallianceforscience.com
  3. Enter your e-mail address
  4. Hit “Transfer”

THE TOP EIGHT- 2023

  1. The top eight applicants will be notified the week of April 3rd. If selected you must agree to attend the DA4S East Coast Conference, in New Jersey.
  2. Your final two (2) minute video will be presented to our panel of judges and all conference attendees live on the main stage. You will also be required to attend a walk thru on stage (date to be provided). Please do not submit an application if you are unable to commit to attending the event.
  3. Each of the Top 8 companies will have two (2) minutes to showcase their groundbreaking work via a video presentation only. Final videos will be due by April 18th.
  4. Our panel of judges will ask the Top 8 questions live on stage then announce the Top Three Innovators.
  5. The top 8 applicants must create a 2-min video presenting their innovative idea  – this is an awesome opportunity to showcase your innovation to the DA4S community.
  6. Claim your TITLE! The winner will be announced at the DA4S East Conference and will claim their prize of a personal, VIP one-on-one meeting with a pharmaceutical corporation, where they’ll have the opportunity to pitch their innovation to procurement professionals, AND be invited to present their company to the HELIX Supplier Diversity Forum comprised of 26 leading corporations. This is priceless!…not to mention the Tuck Scholarship!
  7. You never know what other surprises are in store on stage for all the winners! 
Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your company!
 

CONGRATULATIONS to 2022 TOP EIGHT

HOST & JUDGE

Rondu-Vincent

RONDU VINCENT

JUDGES

SCOTT RAUSCHER

Additional Judges for 2023 to be announced.