$25

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

2828 SW Corbett Ave

Portland, OR 97201

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Event description

Description

PSU Kickstart Weekend

Kick-off your year of entrepreneurship at PSU with a fun, intensive two-day session!

During two evenings and one day, you will work with teams, mentors from the Portland Startup community, PSU faculty, and staff to experience innovation in action and grow and sharpen your entrepreneurial skills.

Friday, January 17th - Saturday, January 18th

This is when we move from ideas to action. As a participant, you will form teams, develop potential solutions and present your ideas for a chance to prizes to take your idea to take your idea further. You'll meet with startup and industry leaders to validate ideas, get some coaching and then to iterate your idea based on market research.

Oh, yes, there will be food!

PSU Kickstart Weekend Schedule

Friday, January 17th

5:00 PM Registration begins - Arrive at PSU Business Accelerator and get checked in

5:30 PM Dinner & Networking - Connect with fellow students over dinner

6:30 PM Welcome - Our facilitator will the get things started and review our agenda for the weekend

7:00 PM You pitch your idea - You have one minute to share your idea and convince others to join your team. Don't have an idea? Don't worry - You don't have to pitch!

8:00 PM Participants vote on ideas - You'll vote on the best ideas.

8:30 PM Selected ideas announced and teams are formed - Did your idea move forward? Great - Now you have to recruit people to your team! If your idea didn't get selected or you didn't pitch an idea, find an idea you're interested in and join them!

9:00 PM Teams assign roles - Now that you've formed a team, it's time to get to work. You'll decide how you can best contribute your skills, and divvy up the work.


Saturday, January 18th

8:30 AM Arrive - We'll fuel you up with a simple breakfast and coffee

9:00 AM Morning announcements - We'll make sure you and your team have your marching orders for the day

10:00 AM Get to work - Go out into the community and test your idea. Meet with potential customers and partners and find out if your idea has legs. The judges will be looking to see what market research and validation you've conducted.

10 AM - 12 PM Meet with mentors - You'll have access to startup leaders and industry experts - Take advantage of their expertise and find out what they think of your idea.

12:00 PM Lunch

12 PM - 2 PM Meet with mentors - You'll have access to startup leaders and industry experts - Take advantage of their expertise and find out what they think of your idea.

2:00 PM Prepare for final presentations - Get ready to present your idea to our judges. Remember, there's a prize on the line.

3:00 PM Check in - Our facilitator will do a final check-in with the teams to make sure they're ready to present.

4:30 PM Dinner

5:00 PM Final presentations start

7:00 PM Final presentations end

7:15 PM Panel

8:30 PM Judging and Awards - We'll announce the winners of Kickstart Weekend

10:00 PM Leave

By Participating at the event, you grant PSU Kickstart Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event.




Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

2828 SW Corbett Ave

Portland, OR 97201

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Save This Event

Event Saved