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Kickoff

Friday, July 19 to Saturday, July 20, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of the Program for Entrepreneurs Kickoff is to 
1) Help with the process of forming teams
2) Introduce students to the Program for Entrepreneurs
3) Let students pitch either startup ideas or "problem areas of interest", to attract teammates and be admitted into the program
  • Let us know you're coming to the Kickoff - RSVP on Facebook
    • Note: those of you in Math Camp or the Language Institute are not required to attend on Friday
  • Are you going to pitch your idea on Saturday of the Kickoff?  Let us know here (Deadline: Friday, 8pm ET)


Day 1 - Friday

Location: HCA Auditorium at Fuqua

Dress Code: Casual

Parking: We have reserved the Science Drive Visitor Lot (just across from Fuqua). You must RSVP on Facebook to be able to park there.


9:30-10:00 – Registration (No breakfast provided)

10:00 – 11:00 – Program for Entrepreneurs - Overview and Q&A

                Jon Fjeld and Howie Rhee

11:00 – 12:00 – Student Introductions

    • Name
    • What were you doing before Fuqua?
    • What are your startup interests?
    • If you have a startup idea, what is the idea?
    • If you want to match with a team, what skillsets do you want to use?

           


12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch - "Area of Interest" Networking

Pizza Provided. In our classroom.

Sit with students that share an interest with you.  Groupings: 

  • Clean Energy
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Internet, IT and Media
  • Other Products & Services (Miscellaneous)
  • Social Entrepreneurship

1:00 – 1:45 – Q&A with P4E students and alumni
  • Joe Bartell '14
  • Jack Beuttell '14
  • Rhianon DeLeeuw '12
  • Joe Knight '11
  • Adam Mangone '10

1:45 - 2:30 - Talk with Recent Alumni Entrepreneur
  • Jonathan Gindes ’03, Co-founder, CFO & SVP of Business Development of Affinergy
  • Douglas Eisner ‘07, Co-founder and COO of GrassRoots Biotechnology
  •             

2:30 – 2:45 – Break

2:45 – 3:45 – Venture Capital 101


  • John Glushik '90, Intersouth Partners


3:45 – 4:15pm – Wrap-up by Jon Fjeld


4:15 – 6:15 – Program for Entrepreneurs Mixer in Thomas Center

Various activities to meet one another, and general networking.


6:15 - Dinner on your own


8:00 - Deadline for turning in your powerpoint for tomorrow’s pitch event.  One slide, no animations. Email it to Howie at hwr2@duke.edu


Day 2 - Saturday

Location: HCA Auditorium at Fuqua
Dress Code: Casual
Parking: We have reserved the Science Drive Visitor Lot (just across from Fuqua).  You must RSVP on Facebook to be able to park there.

8:30 – 9:00 – Informal Networking (Get breakfast on your own before you arrive)


9:00 – 12:30 – Introduce your “Startup Idea” or your “Problem Area of Interest*”

12:30 – 2:00 – Healthcare focused - Introduce your “Startup Idea” or your “Problem Area of Interest*”

Note: The purpose of the kick-off session at the end of the week is to provide you as much help as possible at this stage in the process. To that end you should try to articulate as clearly as possible "what is the core idea, why is it compelling and why is it right for you". Ideally, you will do that in 3 minutes or less so that we can have some time for discussion. If you don't get any useful feedback, then the session will be a waste of all of our time. 


Example:

  • For 3 minutes, Fred describes his “Startup Idea” or “Problem Area of Interest”
  • Our advisors will lead a discussion and give feedback on Fred's idea / area of interest for ~5 minutes
  • Repeat.

If you want to pitch, fill this form out by 8pm.  If you want to send a single slide (powerpoint), email it to Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu.


*Problem Area of Interest is an area in the marketplace where you think customers are having problems, and which you would like to explore further.  The goal is to talk to customers, and find a startup idea (solution to the problem) before starting New Ventures 1 in mid-October.


 




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Howie Rhee,
Jul 5, 2013, 1:43 PM
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Howie Rhee,
Jul 22, 2013, 11:04 AM
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Jon Fjeld,
Jul 22, 2013, 6:16 AM
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