Want to be an entrepreneur but have no idea?
Have an idea and want to build a startup?
Have a startup and want to perfect your pitch?
Applying to the McGill Dobson Cup 2017?
If you answered yes to any of the above, the McGill Startup Boot Camp is for you!
The 8-hour Startup Boot Camp will teach you the first steps to launch your venture! Developers, designers and business people will all come together to gain insight on building both for-profit and social enterprise startups.
Part 1: A guest speaker from the Montreal Startup Community will share his experience and give you tips on the do’s and don’ts of entrepreneurship. Participants with no idea will spend the morning in the Inspiration Station to brainstorm and learn about ways to start a new venture. Participants with an idea will have the opportunity to Pitch and get feedback in front of judges (comprised of McGill Lean Startup Alumni, McGill X-1 Accelerator Alumni and Mentors).
Part 2: For the second part of the day, workshops around the Value Proposition, Customer Validation, Customer Segments, Channels and Building a Pitch will be offered to all participants. Mentors will come to spend time with the different teams and help them build their business canvases and slide deck. This will be complemented with an overview of the McGill Dobson Cup guidelines for those applying. The day will end with final pitches from the top teams!
Lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day.
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Saturday, January 7, 2017 – All events in Bronfman 151 unless specified otherwise.
9:00-9:30 Registration, Bronfman 179
9:30-9:40 Gregory B, Vit, Director, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
9:40-10:20 Keynote Speaker + 5 min Q/A
10:20-10:30 Maher Ayari, President of Student Exec, Introduction to McGill Startup Boot Camp
10:30-10:45 Break, outside of Bronfman 151
10:45-12:00 Inspiration Station (151) and Pitch Stations, Bronfman 001, 002, 011, 045, 046
12:00-13:00 Lunch, Bronfman 201/202
15:45-16:00 Finalize pitches
16:00-17:00 Final Pitches / Prizes