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Sunday, June 16th 2019

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.
    February 6th, Wednesday at 7:00 PMĀ  in Pride Suite, Aztec Student Union

  • 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.
    February 20th, Wednesday at 7:00 PM in Pride Suite, Aztec Student Union

  • March 1st, Business Model Canvas due in the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center by 4:00 PM (EIS 103)

  • March 4th, 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!
    March 13th, Wednesday at 12:00 PM in Aztec Student Union

If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Wilk at for more information.
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