April 13th, 2018
Arrive at the venue and get checked-in
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants.
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders.
If you have an idea, now's the time to share it with the group - you'll have one minute.
Vote for your three favorite pitches. The ideas with the most votes will be the businesses teams work on for the weekend.
Now that the ideas have been chosen, show off your skills and experience to the ideas you want to work on until they pick you for their team.
It's time to get to work! Flesh out what exactly your idea is and make a plan of how you're going to validate your idea You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow
What a great first night. Pack up and head home for some rest. You have a big day ahead!
April 14th, 2018
Rise and shine! We'll have the building open and welcoming you in with coffee and Nord's donuts and fruits.
This mandatory session will cover the do's and dont's of validating your idea with customers. Afterwards, make sure to find your organizer and give us an update on your team, roadblocks you may have, and mentor needs.
We'll have coaches floating around the building to give one-on-one help. Make sure to ask any questions you have or even try your pitch on them!
Take a break and recharge those fuel cells with some delicious food provided by Noodles and Company and our sponsors.
After lunch, check-in with the organizers. Let us know the status of your team, if you need any help, and where you have been for customer discovery.
Now that you've learned about your customers, take the next step and give your idea some bones - or change it altogether!
You're over halfway there! Enjoy some delicious Royals chicken to carry you through the evening.
It's time for another status report! What have you done today? What do you have left to do? Do you need any help?
Call it a day and head home to rest up for a big final day!
April 15th, 2018
Its the final day! Arrive early and finish strong!
We're having a fun, delicious pancake breakfast & coffee. Mmmm caffeine.
The coaches will be around again. This is a great time to practice your pitch on them and see if you have any missing areas.
Get ready for some freaky fast sandwiches from Jimmy Johns
Our mentors and organizers will privately give each team the opportunity to pitch your business and then we will give constructive feedback.
Make sure to e-mail us your final presentation before tech check so we can get it loaded and tested on our system. We will be pulling teams in to walkthrough the technical components.
It's your final meal for the weekend so make sure to eat some Butchertown pizza to get you through the final stretch.
Hear what all of our teams have been working on this weekend.
The moment we've all been waiting for. Hear what the judges have to say about each of our team's ideas and see who won the weekend.
That's all folks! Make sure to clean-up your working area and pick-up any trash you see.
You've earned it! Let's celebrate this weekend and enjoy some beverages with the organizers.