Consult your school's course syllabus for details.
Prior to first joint Saturday session: Preliminary work at a participating school (classroom or online) -- Ideation, Concept validation through customer
interviews, Competition analysis, Determine size of market, Learn how to prepare a LEAN Business Model Canvas (LBMC)
Feb 8: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm -- Joint Saturday session -- Explain your skillsets in 30 sec, Choose an industry table,
forms teams with good mix of skillsets, ideate business concepts, choose a concept to pursue
Feb 22: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm -- Joint Saturday session -- BMC pivots, Branding, Website, MVP
Week prior to final Saturday session: Classroom or online work at schools -- Customer validation surveys, Study BMC Channels and Cost Structure
Mar 7: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Joint Saturday session --
Finance, Create MVP, Finalize Business Model Canvas and Lean Launch plan, Present team PowerPoint of BMC and lean launch plan
Final week(s): Classroom or online at schools -- Debriefing; enter state business plan competition (optional) www.entrepreneurshipfoundation.org/competition.html
Supplemental Course Materials
Team Formation and Communication Docs
Financial Planning Spreadsheets
Venues for Joint Sessions (Subject to change)
(Park in Temple Street Garage. Guard desk in college will validate.)
Click for Map and Directions to University of Bridgeport.
We will be in Tower Room on 9th floor of Arnold Bernhard Center
(building #11 at bottom of campus map).
Note there is ample parking adjacent to the building