No prior ideas & team needed. Come to learn to start a startup/non-profit!
After a round of initial pitches, participants will form a team of 3 to 5.
Teams will be paired up with a mentor, who will facilitate so you find the best idea.
You will be forced to go out and talk to the users.
Showcase your idea to judges to win a total of $1000 prize (one $500, one $200, three $100).
You never know a person unless you have worked with them.
Mentors, workshops are all here to teach you. You will learn anything from design thinking to marketing.
If you aren't ready to start your own startup, consider joining one.
$1000 cash prize sponsored by Wellesley's Business Leadership Council and additional follow up funding is waiting for you.
To be updated
March 10rd 2018, Saturday
8:00 Registration and breakfast
8:30 Opening ceremony
9:00 Team formation
10:00 Start working
10:00 Workshop on Effective Brainstorming
12:00 Lunch with Hubspot
14:00 Workshop on Design Thinking
15:00 Idea validation
16:00 Workshop on Branding and Marketing
18:15 Fireside chat with Nondini Naqui
19:00 Fireside chat with Prabha Dublish
20:00 Workshop on Startup Financing
22:00 End of day one
March 11th 2018, Sunday
9:00 Workshop on Pitching
11:30 Lunch with Contrary Capital
14:00 Final meeting with mentors and presentation prep
16:00 Closing Ceremony
16:30 End of day two
WeStart is Wellesley's Entrepreneurship community. We aim to inject the entrepreneurial spirit into Wellesley.
Questions? Feel free to contact us at Samantha.Lai@wellesley.edu