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Spring 2013 Schedule

This schedule is for New Ventures 2: Strategy Development. The schedule is subject to revision.

Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will be held in the Seminar Room G at Fuqua. 
To get to Seminar Room G, take the Elevator across from Sauer Classroom, to the second floor.


Week of January 14

          January 17 or 18                       Team meetings with Fjeld - review NV1 and plan for NV2

Week of January 21                

January 23, 10:30 - 12:45           Organizing meeting - discussion of work-plans for NV2

January 25, 10:30 - 12:45           Workshop: Target customer (Speaker: Rich West, CEO, Advanced Liquid Logic)

Week of January 28                

No class meeting - team meetings with advisors

Reminder: Duke Start-Up Challenge Idea Summaries due at 11:59pm on January 31st

 Week of February 4                

February 5, 10:30 - 12:45          Checkpoint: Target customer

Journal entries due the day before the Checkpoint at 11pm

February 8, 10:30 - 12:45          Workshop: Business model (Speaker: Glenn Boghosian, Owner, MPD Holdings, Inc.)

Week of February 11                

No class meeting - team meetings with advisors                                                           

Week of February 18 

February 19, 10:30 - 12:45         Checkpoint: Business model

Journal entries due the day before the Checkpoint at 11pm

February 22, 10:30 - 12:45        Workshop: Sustainable competitive position (Speaker: Reid Lewis, Co-Founder and President at Group Logic, Inc.)

Week of February 25               

No class meeting - team meetings with advisors

Week of March 4              

No class meeting - Spring Break

Week of March 11            

No class meeting - Spring Break

Week of March 18              

March 19, 10:30 - 12:45               Checkpoint: Competitive position

Journal entries due the day before the Checkpoint at 11pm

March 22, 10:30 - 12:45               Workshop: Milestones (Speaker: Jon Fjeld)                                                             

Week of March 25              

No class meeting - team meetings with advisors

Week of April 1              

April 2, 10:30 - 12:45                   Checkpoint: Milestones

No journal, but prepare a powerpoint to discuss in class.

Board Member Role Play

April 5, 10:30 - 12:45                    Workshop: Investor perspective (Speaker: Mitch Mumma, Intersouth)                  

Week of April 8              

No class meeting - team meetings with advisors

Week of April 15              

April 19, 10:30 - 12:45                  Checkpoint: Presentation review

Week of April 22              

April 24, 4:00 - 7:00                     NV 2: Final presentations (20 minutes per project) (Location: Rand Classroom)

April 26, 12:00-2:30                     Investor Panel presentations (TBD)

Week of April 30              

May 1, 5:00                                  Final reports due (Use the template on the syllabus page)



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