NOVEMBER 3-5, 2017

KICKSTART YOUR IDEA INTO ACTION IN ONE WEEKEND

EMBRY-RIDDLE MICAPLEX

POWERED BY INNOVATE DAYTONA

 
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JOIN LIKE-MINDED ENTREPRENEURS, STARTUP ENTHUSIASTS, ROCKSTAR COACHES & MENTORS, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS AS YOU TAKE AN IDEA FROM ZERO TO COMPANY IN ONE WEEKEND!


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 
 


For aspiring entrepreneurs, inventors, developers, coders, designers, students, marketers, product developers, and startup enthusiasts! 

 

DO YOU WORK FOR A COMPANY AND WANT TO HELP MAKE IT MORE ENTREPRENEURIAL? KICKSTART WEEKEND IS FOR YOU, TOO!

  • Learn from local mentors
  • Create a prototype
  • Develop a business model
  • Do market research
  • Pitch an idea for a business
  • Meet exciting new people
  • Build a powerful team
  • Work on your favorite project
 

PITCH AN IDEA

Pitch an idea, vote for your favorites, and form your team (or join someone else’s).


DEVELOP THE IDEA

Put your talents to work and DEVELOP a real product, team, and brand for execution in the real world.


PRESENT YOUR WORK

Put final touches on your presentationS and AFFIRM your IDEA to the Judges!


READY TO JOIN THE RIDE?

ATTEND KICKSTART WEEKEND!


 

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill  |  American author

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

6 pm - Registration

Arrive at the venue and get checked in

 

6:30 pm - Dinner & Networking

Eat food, share ideas, and get to know fellow participants
 

7 pm - Welcome & Speakers

Group icebreaker, review agenda for the weekend,  and introduce speakers, coaches, & community leaders
 

7:30 pm - Pitches Start

Optionally line up to give your pitch
 

8:30 pm - START Voting

Attendees vote for the top pitches

 

9 pm - Form Teams & Get Started

Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

 

SATURDAY

8:30 am - Breakfast

Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

 

9 am - Begin Work

Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

 

12 Pm - Check-In

Before-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

 

(12:30 pm - Lunch)
 

 

6:30 pm - Check-In

Before-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

 

(7 pm - Dinner)

 

MIDNIGHT - Wrap-Up

Finished for the day, venue closes for the night

 

SUNDAY

8:30 am - Breakfast

Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
 

9 am - continue working

 

12 Pm - Check-In

Before-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

 

(12:30 pm - Lunch)

 

3 pm - Presentation Prep & Tech Check

Final hours of work time should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

 

5 pm - Final Presentations

 

7 pm - DINNER & Judging

 

8 pm - AWARDS, celebrate, big photo & Wrap-Up

 

9:00 pm - Go Home & Sleep!

 
 
 

THE VENUE

EMBRY-RIDDLE MICAPLEX

1511 Aviation Center Parkway   |   Daytona Beach, FL

 
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ABOUT THE JOHN MICA ENGINEERING & AEROSPACE INNOVATION COMPLEX 

Known as the MicaPlex, this cornerstone building of the Research Park at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will house collaborative workspaces, a wide range of laboratories and business support services collocated to ensure that technology-focused startups will have every advantage for success. The first building phase also includes a large wind tunnel and test facility with cutting-edge instrumentation. Named for former U.S. Representative John Mica (R-Florida) in honor of his key role in supporting the university’s educational and research endeavors, it is strategically located in Central Florida’s “Convergence Zone” of innovation and discovery. This collaborative atmosphere is designed for incubating new technologies across 10,000 square feet of flex lease space to meet tenants’ needs. For more information, go to erau.edu/micaplex. For information about partnership opportunities, call (386) 226-4928 or emailmicaplex@erau.edu.

 

READY TO JOIN THE RIDE?

ATTEND KICKSTART WEEKEND

SPONSORS

 
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