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BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center

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Boston, MA 02215

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Whether you're a BU student trying to launch a new technology, business, or nonprofit, our Weekly Workshop Series will introduce you to the tools and topics you need to transform an idea into something real and create a professional pitch deck!

These 50-minute introductory sessions are perfect for BU students from all disciplines. Each week, attendees will be given short content to review ahead of time so our 50 minutes can be used for a topic overview from a campus expert, and practicing, sharing, and questions related to your specific idea.

Please note:

  • Sessions are only open to current Boston University students.

  • Attendees are not required to attend all workshops but are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible. Attending all sessions will prepare you with a full professional pitch deck.

  • These workshops are also part of a BU Hub-cocurricular, CC 161: Starting a Startup. Some attendees will be working on a specific project this class.*

Each workshop will follow a similar format

  • 5 minutes: Share your idea.

  • 10 minutes: Content review: Discussion of previewed content.

  • 10 minutes: Examples: The Good & The Bad

  • 15 minutes: Try it Yourself

  • 10 minutes: Present it Out to your Peer

Weekly Topics:

  • Sept. 6: Learning the Lean Canvas Tool for New Ventures

  • Sept. 13: Hypothesis Testing and Customer Interviews (How to know if your idea is good!)

  • Sept. 20: The Elevator Pitch for Your Idea

  • Sept. 27: Introducing "The Pitch Deck" and Addressing the Problem You Are Solving

  • Oct. 4: Diving into your Solution

  • Oct. 11: Researching the Opportunity and Size of Your Potential Market

  • Oct. 18: Finding Out Who Your Competition Is

  • Oct. 25: Building a Marketing Plan

  • Nov. 1: Revenue: Making Money and Finance Projections

  • Nov. 8: Building Your Team

  • Nov. 15: Crafting a Timeline and Important Milestones

  • Nov 22: Marketing Your Progress



Innovate@BU is a University-wide initiative to enable all BU Terriers to become drivers of innovation in their own lives, careers, and communities. Innovate@BU's physical home, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, hosts experiential learning programs that foster an entrepreneurial mindset by teaching innovation, communication, and collaboration skills. Check our more Innovate@BU events!



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BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center

730 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

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Innovate@BU is a University-wide initiative to enable all BU Terriers to become drivers of innovation in their own lives, careers, and communities. Its physical home, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, hosts experiential learning programs that foster an entrepreneurial mindset by teaching innovation, communication, and collaboration skills. 

See a full list of events on our website: https://www.bu.edu/innovate/events/

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