Brilliant Idea Winter 2019

 
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Brilliant Idea is a free three-day boot camp where UOIT students from any faculty and year of study will be able to learn how to take a start up idea from ideation to customer validation to pitching to investors. Participants will be supported by experienced advisors and tools to develop, validate and pitch their startup idea to a panel of expert judges.

With the support of experienced advisors and catalyst tools, students will have the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality and become company founders.

The top idea  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 a UOIT student? Do you have a startup idea or an existing business? Are you just interested in Entrepreneurship? This event is for you! You will:

  • Become more familiar with Entrepreneurial concepts

  • Understand the details involved in starting up a new venture

  • Formulate and validate a business model

REGISTER HERE

PLEASE NOTE: TICKET COST IS A DEPOSIT. FUNDS WILL BE REFUNDED TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS THE EVENT.

Schedule (Subject to Change)

Day 1 - February 19

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

10:10 - 10:30 am: Idea Pitching

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 - February 20

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 - February 21

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

10:15 - 11:15 am: Entrepreneurial Management

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.

REGISTER HERE

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. The boot camp 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 UOIT. Companies must have at least one founder that is a UOIT student. Only UOIT 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.

+DO I NEED AN IDEA TO ATTEND?

No, you do not need an idea to participate. If you do not have one in mind an idea will be provided to you and your team.

+WHAT KIND OF IDEAS CAN I PITCH?

Ideas pitched must be technology oriented. Although different business models are eligible (profit, social, etc), all ideas must be tech related.

+WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Laptop

Power Cord

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

Lots of creative energy!