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Thursday, December 18th 2014

The Lavin VentureStart Competition Timeline

Program Structure:

  • Information, Ideation, and Trendspotting workshop to stimulate new company proposals using the business canvas to map out your initial ideas.
  • Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
    Location: TBD

  • Students submit completed business canvas and Cover Page to the Center by NOON on Friday, March 6, 2015.

  • Business Model Iteration workshop on how to develop a strong business model and incorporate consumer interactions and pivot in response to them. Receive feedback on your initial business canvas and suggestions for how to prepare for final submissions.
  • Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
    Location: TBD

  • Students submit revised business canvas and Cover Page to the Center by NOON on Monday, March 18, 2015.

  • Finalists announced on Wednesday, March 20, 2015.
  • VentureStart Competition Finals: Each team will present their idea to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for the chance to win cash prizes!
  • Date: Thursday, March 25, 2015
    Time: 5:00-7:30 pm
    Location: TBD

Entrepreneurship Distinction
  • Top 20 in the nation among universities for entrepreneurs in the U.S.
  • Top 25 list of "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs."
  • Top 30 in entrepreneurship according to U.S. News & World Report.
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The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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