Team formation begins in advance but is flexible to be inclusive of all participants.
The weekend will feature speakers and workshops to help each team along the journey to discover and validate product/market fit and business potential.
Friday, September 10:
Addressing Urgent Problems
Saturday, September 11:
Sunday, September 12:
Founders and team members will fine tune their business model hypotheses based on iterative learning cycles during (and beyond) this weekend, no matter where a venture is in its development.
There will be lots of brainstorming, white-boarding, research, discovery, and preliminary validation by chatting with lots of folks virtually and IRL. Each team’s objective is to get a sense if their venture is on the right track, get unstuck, adjust course if necessary, and be able to talk about their venture at different stages in a language different stakeholders will understand.
2:30 PM – Check-in
2:55 PM – Welcome & Intros
3:10 PM – Spotlight on Columbia Entrepreneurship
3:15 PM – Keynote Speaker
3:35 PM – Founder’s Journey Panel
4:35 PM – Logistics & Announcements
4:50 PM – Fast Pitches
5:50 PM – Voting/Ranking
5:55 PM – Dinner Break
7:00 PM – Hacking Begins
7:00 PM – Intro to Design Thinking Workshop with Harry West
7:30 PM – Business Models and Customer Development Workshop with Steve Weinstein; Ask Me Anything with Joy Fairbanks
8:05 PM – Hacking Continues
10:00 PM – End Day 1