MIAMI UNIVERSITY JOHN W. ALTMAN INSTITUTE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

STARTUP WEEKEND 2019

OCTOBER 4-6, 2019 - FARMER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

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WHAT IS STARTUP WEEKEND?

A weekend for you to test your startup idea, business plan, and teamwork while meeting cool people and eating delicious food!

Startup Weekend is a weekend-long, hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. 

Techstars Startup Weekend Miami University is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:


-6 meals over the course of the weekend.

-Benefits and discounts from our global partners.

-One-on-one time with amazing mentors.

-A new network of student developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.

-All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Still have questions? feel free to reach us at oxford-oh@startupweekend.org

Partners

Mentors

Schedule

Friday

● 4:30pm Registration Starts – outside lobby of FSB 0025 (Course Credit Check in #1 – 4:30p-4:40p)

● 5:15pm Welcome and Kick Off – FSB 0025

 ● 6:00pm Pitches Start – 60 seconds per pitch (optional)

● 6:45pm Attendees Vote for the Top Problems

● 7:00pm Dinner & Networking – FSB Forsythe Commons

● 7:45pm Team Formation & Problem Discussion – FSB 0025

● 8:30pm Team Member Skill Inventory 

● 9:00pm Effective Teams Workshop – FSB 0025- Scott Weiss

● 9:30pm Develop basic business concepts – teams will be dismissed two at a time for team room assignments

 (Course Credit Check in #2 – 9:30p-9:40p) – outside lobby of FSB 0025

Saturday

● 8:00am Arrive, simple breakfast – FSB Forsythe Commons

● 9:00am Workshop: Effective Customer Research Workshop- FSB 0025 Sara Valasek (Course Credit Check-In #3 – 9:00a-9:10a) – outside lobby of FSB 0025

● 10:00am Teamwork Time. Get out and VALIDATE

● 12:00pm “Mentor Office Hours” begin

● 12:30pm Lunch (quick gut check)

● 1:30pm “Mentor Office Hours” & Teamwork Time.

● 6:30pm Dinner and Discussion

● 7:00-8:30pm “Finance Help Desk Office Hours”: RedHawk Ventures & Social Innovation Fund members staffing- outside FSB 0033

● 9:00pm Gut Check – outside of lobby of FSB 0025 (Course Credit Check-In #4 -9:00p-9:10p) – outside lobby of FSB 0025

Sunday

● 8:00am Arrive, simple breakfast, gut check & tech info check… start working (Course Credit Check-In #5 – 8:00a-8:10a) – outside lobby of FSB 0025

● 8:00am-10:00am “Mentor Office Hours”, Final Presentation Prep, Presentation Submissions at 9:50am

● 10:00am-11:15am Preliminary Rounds – FSB rooms 0003, 0005, 0012, 0013

● 11:15am Lunch – FSB Forsythe Commons

● 11:45pm FINAL PRESENTATIONS – FSB 1000 Taylor Auditorium Top 4 Teams will be announced after lunch. Get up and present if it’s you!

● 1:00pm Judging (Survey Submissions)

● 1:15pm Awards & Wrap-Up

Contact Us

Mark Lacker – Director, Startup Entrepreneurship
Tara Hoppe – SW Assistant Director
Michael Conger – Director, Startup Weekend
Andrea Park – SW Organizing Committee Chair