Bootcamp Schedule

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

All Bootcamp Sessions are held at 5:00P.M. every Thursday in Gatton Room TBD
Note: Topics and schedule are subject to change

*** Teams are subject to removal from the program if Bootcamp Milestones are not met ***

Bootcamp Sessions

Session #1 – August 30, 2018

  • Form Teams, network, guest speaker w/ Todd Henry, author of Herding Tigers
  • Bootcamp Packets & Required Non-Disclosure Agreement Signatures, IBIS World access
  • 60-second pitch from Project Leaders
  • Receive The Lean StartUp book

Session #2 – September 6, 2018

  • Part (a) - Startup 101 & The Lean StartUp w/ Eric Hartman
  • Part (b) – Ryan Sink discussion on team dynamics
  • Receive Business Model books

Session #3 – September 13, 2018

Session #4 – September 20, 2018

  • Part (a) – Writing your business model, working session with Mariam Gorjian
  • Part (b) – “Conveying your message,” panel discussion on effective writing with community business leaders, mentors, and investors

Session #5 – Septemner 27, 2018

  • Guest speaker, Tony Schmidt, UK Graduate, former Microsoft employee, Entrepreneur & CEO of GreekTrack
  • Meet the VACE Mentors, and social networking

Session #6 – October 4, 2018 - MILESTONE

  • MILESTONE – 5-minute pitches

Session #7 – October 11, 2018

  • Marketing and Branding w/ Jacqui Greene
  • Body Language etiquette w/ guest speakers (potential room change)

Session #8 – October 18, 2018 - Off Campus

  • Off campus (location TBD) – Geeks Night Out, 1-minute pitches will be judged and winners announced.
  • Networking w/ business and community leaders

Session #9 – October 25, 2018 - Financials, Part 1

  • Part 1 - Financial projections w/ David Hasler and Warren Nash

Session #10 – November 1, 2018 - Financials, Part 2

  • Part 2 - Financial projections w/ David Hasler and Warren Nash
  • Teams pitch their drafted financials to a panel

Session #11 – November 11, 2018 - MILESTONE

  • MILESTONE – 10-minute pitches

Session #12 - November 15, 2018 - GEW

  • Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • Full list of events TBA

Session #13 – November 19-23, 2018 – Coaching Week

  • Thanksgiving Break, No Bootcamp session this Thursday
  • Coaching & team practice available by appointment

Session #14 – November 29, 2018 - Bootcamp Finale

  • The Bootcamp Finale pitches will be held in the Venture Studio
  • Teams will present their 10-minute pitches to a panel of investors & business leaders

Session #15 – December 6, 2018 – Graduation & Winners

  • Bootcamp Graduation
  • Top Winners announced from Venture Challenge Pitch, up to $3,000 in total prize money
  • Director’s Awards Announced

Bootcamp Graduation & Competitions Ahead

All 2018 Bootcamp participants will attend graduation, winners will be announced, and Spring Competitions will be discussed.