Start-up Boot Camp

  • Want to be an entrepreneur but have no idea?
  • Have an idea and want to build a start-up?
  • Have a start-up and want to perfect your pitch?
  • Applying to the McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition?

If you answered yes to any of the above, the McGill Start-UP Boot Camp is for you! 

This 10-hour Boot Camp will whip your start-up into shape! It is an opportunity for all developers, designers and business people to gain insight on building both for-profit and social enterprise start-ups.

Part 1

You will hear from successful entrepreneurs talk about the do's and don'ts of entrepreneurship. Students with no start-up idea will spend the morning in the Inspiration Station to learn how to come up with ideas and actually come up with one! Students with start-up ideas will spend the morning in the Pitch Stations pitching and getting feedback in front of judges (comprised of Lean Launchpad Alumni). The best teams will be selected to pitch in the afternoon for a chance to win prizes!

Part 2

All students will participate in the afternoon workshops where topics such as Value Proposition, Customer Validation, Customer Segments, Channels and Key Financial Metrics will be discussed while students build out their person business canvases. This will be complemented with an overview of the McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition guidelines for those applying. Students will then have the opportunity to watch selected teams pitch and the crowd favourite will be awarded prizes!

Lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day and the event will close with a networking wine and cheese.

Next McGill Start-UP Boot Camp

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

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

Once guest speaker presentations begin entry into 151 is prohibited.

9:40-10:00     Jeff Speak, Etelesolv + 5 min Q/A

10:00-10:20   Kim Fuller, Phil Communications + 5 min Q/A

10:20-10:30   Maryam Sabour, President of Student Exececutive Team, Introduction to McGill Start-UP 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

13:00-15:30   Workshops

15:30-15:45   Break, outside of Bronfman 151

15:45-16:00   Finalize pitches (for those selected to pitch)

16:00-17:00   Final Pitches / Prizes

17:00-18:00   Wine & Cheese, Bronfman 201/202