MIAMI UNIVERSITY JOHN W. ALTMAN INSTITUTE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
STARTUP WEEKEND 2021
OCTOBER 22nd - 24th, 2021
What is Startup Weekend?
A weekend for you to test your startup idea, create a business plan, meet new people, and network with successful mentors from across the Midwest!
Startup Weekend is a weekend-long competitive experience where aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, creative thinkers, and engineers come together to produce a viable startup business model.
2021 Weekend Schedule
4:30pm: Registration Starts
Course Credit Check-In #1
5:15pm: Welcome and Kick-Off
7:00 pm: Dinner and Networking
7:45pm: Team Formation and Problem Discussion
8:30pm: Team Member Skill Inventory
9:00pm: Effective Teams Workshop
9:30pm: Develop Basic Business Concepts and Team Room Assignments
Course Credit Check-In #2
8:00am: Arrival and Breakfast
9:00am: Workshop: Effective Customer Research Workshop– Sara Valasek
Course Credit Check-In #3
10:00am: Teamwork Time. Get out and VALIDATE!
12:00pm: “Mentor Office Hours” begin
1:30pm: “Mentor Office Hours” & Teamwork Time
6:30pm: Dinner and Discussion
7:00-8:30pm “Finance Help Desk Office Hours”: RedHawk Ventures & Social Impact Fund members staffing.
9:00pm: Gut Check
Course Credit Check-In #4
8:00am: Arrival, Breakfast, and Gut Check
Course Credit Check-In #5
8:00 am-10:00am: “Mentor Office Hours” and Final Presentation Prep
10:00 am-11:15am Preliminary Rounds
11:45am: FINAL PRESENTATIONS (Main Room)
Top 5 Teams will be announced. Get up and present if it’s you!
1:00pm Judging (Survey Submissions)
1:15pm Awards & Wrap-Up