As the owner, you can manually start a challenge you have created at any time before the project officially begins.
In this case the invitations will be sent out immediately by our system. In addition, the project is moved from the countdown phase to the idea generation phase (something you can see on your dashboard). From then on, registered members can submit their ideas on how to solve the problem described in the project briefing.
If you choose not to start the contest manually, your challenge will automatically start at the time you have specified when defining the project.