2013 Boston College Scramble
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
The 2013 Boston College Scramble™ (#BCScramble) unites emerging entrepreneurial talent across campuses with great coaches, skill-building sessions, and good eats. The Boston College Entrepreneurs Society (BCES) is hosting an epic weekend of big thinking, rapid prototyping, skill-building, teaming, and demo’ing at Boston College.
October 25-27th, 2012 -- The StartUp Scramble™ is a high-intensity, hands-on learning lab. You bring your ideas, skills, and A-game attitude starting Friday (10/25) at 6PM. We pack your weekend with pitching, teaming, skill-builing, and coaching then conclude with you pitching to a Shark Tank-style expert Final Panel.
Beyond prototyping new ventures, immerse yourself in rapid skill-building sessions covering business modeling, technology, and legal stuff specifically for student startups (as a student, can you legitimately operate a business from campus?). We'll push boundaries in a supportive, community-focused environment, so there's definitely a ticket-type just for you.
Past Scramble attendees and teams have:
- Applied to the country's top accelerators.
- Landed jobs and internships through new connections.
- Won local and national competitions.
- Applied field-tested experience to their roles as student leaders and young professionals.
Each year, hundreds of student-led teams pilot and roadmap ideas from social enterprises, education and personal lifestyle apps, and model health and life sciences startups.
|6-6:30pm:||Arrive, Dinner, & Networking|
|6:30-7pm:||Keynote speaker - Sameer Sabir (MoMelan)|
|7-8pm:||Idea Forming & Pitch Breakers|
|8-10pm:||60-Second Pitches & Teaming*|
|*Teams must submit Deliverable #1 before departing for the evening|
|8:30-9am:||Breakfast & Team Check-in|
|9-10am:||Skill-Building Session - Venture Modeling w/ Stephen Douglass|
|10-11am:||Skill-Building Session - Web/App Tech workshop with BC Computer Science Society|
|11am-12pm:||Skill-Building Session - Legal Knowledge for Startups with Goodwin Procter|
|12-1pm:||Lunch & Networking with Scramble Coaches|
|1-4pm:||Venture Building & Coaches Rotation|
|4-6pm:||Venture Building (in teams)|
|6-7pm:||Dinner & Deliverable #2|
|9:30am-10:30am:||Light Breakfast, T-Shirts, & Prepare Final Presentations|
|10:30am-12pm:||Finish & Submit Presentations/Demos (Deliverable #3)|
|12pm-2:30pm:||Lunch & Final Pitch to Investor Panel:
- Ben Littauer from Boston Harbor Angels
- Pat Kinsel from Polaris Partners
- Emma Tangoren from Roughdraft Venture
|2:30pm-3pm:||Participant Feedback & Wrap-up|
Skill-Builders/Coaches - Goodwin Procter Legal Team
We're extremely fortunate to have attorneys join us from the globally renowned law firm Goodwin Procter. Goodwin is a long-time Scramble Partner and will lead the skill-building session focused on student startup legal issues, as well as take us through their Founders Workbench resource. We welcome:
Matthew Grace - Co-Founder & CTO at Objective Logistics
Robb Fitzsimmons - Product Manager at Proximate
Vivian Diep - Research Assistant/Student at MIT Media Lab
Greg Skloot - CEO & Co-Founder at Attendware
Mike Matousek - CEO/Co-Founder of FlashNotes.com
Patrick Allen - Co-Founder & CEO at Phyre
Sunday's Final Panel
Stephen Douglass is Founder & Managing Director of Scramble Systems. For over 10 years, he has led students through intense innovation and startup immersions with his hands-on, inspirational and fast-paced approach to building ideas that matter.
Stephen's background scrambles social activism and startup ventures. He has experience in technology M&A, capital raising, and distressed private equity. Stephen has consulted for a number of leading for- and non-profits. He continues to advise student ventures, partner with companies and organizations to develop strategic innovation initiatives, and run Scrambles.
In college, Stephen served as Captain of a nationally-ranked NCAA gymnastics team and hustled as a professional breakdancer. He still teaches Scramblers to get their B-Boy/B-Girl on. After living on the road for the better part of a year, he founded Scramble Systems to forge the next generation of entrepreneurial athletes in 2009. Stephen attended Babson College where he received his MBA. Follow him at @UncivilEngineer.
- TICKET PURCHASES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
- Bring your student ID. All attendees must be surrently enrolled in a degree-seeking college or university.
- Students have inquired as to whether the Scramble is exclusively for tech startups. It's not. Attendees are encouraged to experiment with new ways to rapidly organize/prototype non-tech focused ventures too. The ventures piloted in the past are as unique as attendees' interests, ranging from high-tech apps to urban farming initiatives and pole-dancing for survivors of domestic violence as an social empowerment tool.
You can always email scramble[at]scramblesystems[dot]com with questions.
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