Participants arrive (with or without startup ideas) and a facilitator leads the group through dedicated brainstorming, preliminary pitches/feedback, and team selection modules. Some teams work late into the night and others prefer to rest up in preparation for day 2.
Customer discovery (teams exit the building or hit the phones and talk to potential customers), structured mentorship, intermediate pitches and feedback sessions. Day 2 places heavy emphasis on business model generation.
Continued execution (including pitch workshops) leading into final pitches/demos to an esteemed panel of mentors and investors!
It was a great opportunity to meet up with very motivated and like-minded people, I learnt a lot from it for my business ideas and also for my future career orientation. I’m looking forward to joining similar programs like this. Thank you so much!!
It was amazing to work with fabulous people to create a pitch and business from an idea to conception.
Great for setting alight the entrepreneurial spirit. Highly recommend, this can be your first step. Definitely do not miss out on such an educational active, mentally challenging 3 days.
It was an amazing weekend! I learnt so much over the weekend. I am now confident to go to pitch to the world
It’s great if you have an idea for a business, but you don’t have to have one. What you do need is a desire to learn about the startup process, and a willingness to get your hands dirty.
It’s a challenging three days, but you know what they say: Pressure Makes Diamonds.
You and the other participants will start a company over the course of three days. We cater food, drinks, snacks, and coffee, pick the best ideas for a startup during the day 1 brainstorming session, and release a minimal prototype by the end of day 3. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.
The worst case scenario is that you will work with brilliant people from numerous disciplines and other universities toward the goal of launching real companies and products. Great connections happen: cofounders meet, complementary skill sets collide, and friends are made. The best case scenario is that you will be a cofounder of a wildly successful new startup.
Ideas with scalable business models are strongly preferred. We also optimize for ideas that will require a strong software base. Our selection criteria for ideas are (1) your amount of passion and (2) the amount of research on your own idea that you perform before your interview.
All meals, drinks and in-between snacks are catered for! Sleep is optional.
Register for our next Startup Sprint in summer 2018!