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Saturday, December 16th 2017

The Lavin VentureStart Competition Timeline

Program Structure:

  • Workshop #1: Information, Ideation, and Trendspotting
    This workshop is to stimulate new company proposals using the business canvas to map out your initial ideas.
    September 27th 2017 at 7pm in the Aztec Student Union, Templo Mayor

  • Workshop #2: Business Model Iteration
    This workshop builds upon the first in teaching how to develop a strong business model. You will learn how to incorporate consumer interactions and pivot in response to them. In addition, you will receive feedback on your initial business canvas and suggestions for how to prepare for final submissions for the competition.
    October 11th 2017 at 7pm in the GMCS 301

  • October 18th, Business Model Canvas due in the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center by 4:00pm

  • October 20th, finalists announced on the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center Website.

  • VentureStart Competition Finals:
    Teams chosen to compete will present their idea to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for the chance to win $900 in cash prizes!
    October 25th 2017 at 7pm in the GMCS 301

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Razo at for more information.
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