Bootcamp Schedule

Fall 2018 Bootcamp Schedule Coming Soon!

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

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 – September 7, 2017

  • Form Teams, network, guest speaker w/ Jeff Wadal
  • Bootcamp Packets & Required Non-Disclosure Agreement Signatures
  • 60-second pitch from Project Leaders
  • Receive The Lean StartUp book

Session #2 – September 14, 2017

  • Startup 101 & The Lean StartUp w/ Eric Hartman
  • 1-Minute Elevator Pitch from a team member
  • Receive Business Model books

Session #3 – September 21, 2017

  • Business Model Canvas guest speaker w/ Warren Nash
  • Last Year Bootcamp Winner & Pitch w/ Chase Kempinski
  • Executive Summary Template
  • Receive info on IBIS World Market Report access and sign-up for webinar(s)

Session #4 – September 28, 2017

  • Discussion of Web & App development w/ Joe Kratzat
  • Discussion of up to $500 Award & Reimbursement

Session #5 – October 5, 2017

  • “5-minute Business Model Canvas Presentation & 1st Draft of Executive Summaries – Bootcamp Milestone

Session #6 – October 12, 2017

  • Bootcamp Teams Working Session w/ VACE Mentors

Session #7 – October 19, 2017

  • Intellectual Property and Company Formation” w/ Laura D’Angelo & Tony Bonner
  • Funding Sources w/ Warren Nash

Session #8 – October 26, 2017

  • “Financial Projections & the ProForma” w/ Nicole Jenkins, Cynthia Vines, and Mariam
  • VACE review of Budget proposals for up to $500 – Bootcamp Milestone
  • Reminder - Submit Executive Summaries to Mariam / Warren before Session #10

Session #9 – November 2, 2017

  • Art of Networking at Pazzo’s

Session #10 – November 9, 2017

  • 2nd Team Pitch (10 minutes) & Executive Summaries + ProForma Draft – Bootcamp Milestone
  • 2nd Draft of Executive Summaries + ProForma

Session #11 – Global Entrepreneurship Week: November 13 – 17

  • November 16 – Bootcamp Session on Marketing & Branding w/ Holly Hapke
  • Special guest during Session 11: CEO of “Student Loan Genius,” Tony Aguilar (tentative)
  • November 17 – “Stand Up for Your StartUP” Pitch competition (capacity limitations for participants)

Session #12 - Coaching Week: November 20 – 24

  • Venture Studio coaching sessions open Monday & Tuesday by appointment
  • Final Executive Summaries due by November 21st

Session #13 – November 30, 2017

  • Venture Challenge Pitch Finale: 10 minute presentations – Bootcamp Milestone (Pitches will be scheduled throughout the day)
  • All teams will be scored on presentation & executive summary

Session #14 – December 7, 2017

  • Bootcamp Graduation
  • Top Winners announced from Venture Challenge Pitch, $3,000 in total prize money

Bootcamp Graduation & Competitions Ahead

All 2017 Bootcamp participants will attend graduation, winners will be announced, and Spring Competitions will be discussed.