JOIN LIKE-MINDED ENTREPRENEURS, STARTUP ENTHUSIASTS, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS AS YOU KICKSTART YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL ADVENTURE BY DEVELOPING A SOLUTION TO CHALLENGES FACING OUR COMMUNITY
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
THIS EVENT IS 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!
Create a prototype
Develop a business model
Do market research
Meet exciting new people
Build a powerful team
Learn new skills
READY TO JOIN THE RIDE?
ATTEND KICKSTART WEEKEND!
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
Napoleon Hill | American author
5:30 pm - WELCOME MIXER
Get to know everyone
6 pm - INTRODUCTION & ICEBREAKER
Event overview and icebreaker to get the blood pumping and the entrepreneurial juices flowing!
7 pm - KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Inspirational, concise, and uplifting!
7:30 pm - DINNER & Team BREAKOUTS
Enjoy dinner while working on a team exercise! Pasta Night from Sodexo will be served!
8:45 pm - WHAT TO EXPECT SATURDAY
Get your questions answered and conversations started for what to expect on Saturday!
7:45 am - Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee. Donnie's Donuts will be served!
8 am - THEME INTRODUCTION / Process guidance
The space from where our ideas should germinate! Get guidance on Business Model Canvas, Customer Discovery and Set targets for the day.
9 am - ideation
Post-it notes, white board, exploration, Google. What are you going to do, what are you going to test? Divide and go forth.
11:30 Am - Check-In
Every team, 1 minute each. Comments to inspire, guidance where needed.
12 pm - Lunch
Firehouse subs will be served!
12:30 pm - GET OUT
Get out of the building. We’ll explain more, but this is the heart of the experience!
5 Pm - Check-In
What help do you need, learn from each other
7 Pm - dinner / Presentation prep
Presentation turn-in, slide check and pitch time prep. Tijuana Flats Taco Bar will be served!
8 pm - PITCH TIME
Simple, short, and powerful pitches. Judges who will become friends and mentors.
9 pm - afterglow
Stick around, talk to judges, talk about what you will do tomorrow!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.