Brilliant Edge

 
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Brilliant Edge Workshop

Brilliant Edge is a free three-day workshop where Ontario Tech students from any faculty and year of study will be able to create the beginnings of a startup venture utilizing technology developed by Ontario Tech faculty.

Participants will learn ideation, customer validation and pitching skills through micro-workshops delivered by experienced advisors. In addition, participants will be provided with tools to develop, validate and pitch their startup to a panel of expert judges.

Students can work as a team or individually to turn technology developed by Ontario Tech faculty members into startup ventures.

With the support of experienced advisors and catalyst tools, students will have the opportunity to turn existing technology into potential startup ventures.

The top team will have the chance to win $1,500 in cash prizes as well as fast-track entrance to the Brilliant Incubator.

Dietary restrictions will be accommodated. 

Is this for you?

Are you an Ontario Tech student? Are interested in starting up a startup? This event is for you! You will:

  • Become more familiar with entrepreneurial concepts

  • Experience what it’s like to be a startup founder developing a new idea

  • Formulate and validate a business model

Sign up using this link!

Schedule (Subject to change)

Day 1 - October 15

10:00 - 10:10 am: Introduction to Bootcamp & Ice Breaker

10:10 - 10:30 am: Idea Pitching by Ontario Tech Faculty

10:30 - 10:45 am: Team Formation

10:45 - 11:30 am: Problem & Customer Validation Part 1

11:30 - 12:00 pm: Coming up with an idea and validation

12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:15 - 3:00 pm: Problem & Customer Validation Part 2

3:00 - 3:45 pm: What’s it like working in a startup

3:45 - 4:15 pm: Group Ideas

Day 2 - October 16

10:00 - 10:15 am: Outline of Day

10:15 - 12:00 pm: Business Model Canvas

12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 pm: Pitching & Customer Validation

1:30 - 2:30 pm: Basics of Pitching

2:30 - 4:00 pm: Pitching

4:00 - 4:30 pm: Group Updates

Day 3 - October 17

10:00 - 10:15 am: Outline of Day

10:15 - 11:15 am: Life as a founder

11:15 - 12:15 pm: What are my next steps & review

12:15 - 1:15 pm: Lunch

1:15 - 1:45 pm: Pitching

1:45 - 2:45 pm: Final Presentations

2:45 - 3:00 pm: Announcement of Winners

Note: Schedule topics are subject to change.

Sign up using this link!

FAQ

+IS THIS EVENT FOR ME?

If you are curious about entrepreneurship then yes it is! Whether you are already an entrepreneur or new to the world of startups, this event will expose you to the process of developing an idea into an actual business!

+ DO I NEED TO A HAVE A BUSINESS BACKGROUND?

No, you do not need a business background. This workshop is open to students of all faculties.

+DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL DAYS?

Yes, it is mandatory to participate during all days to be eligible for the prize.

+WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

This event is open to all students (undergraduate and graduate) from Ontario Tech. Companies must have at least one founder that is an Ontario Tech student. Only Ontario Tech students are eligible to win the prizes.

+DO I NEED A TEAM?

No, you do not need to have a team although it is preferred to have a pre-existing team.

+WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Laptop

Power Cord

Notebook (Optional...nothing like old school!)

Lots of creative energy!