Week by Week

Schedule

Week 1

July 6 - 10

Getting Started: Planning and Development

Bootcamp week will focus on equipping you with the tools and resources you need to be successful. You’ll form your corporation and leadership team, vote on your problem statement, meet your mentors and business coaches and develop your company’s business plan.

Week 2

July 13 - 17

Research and Ideation

Learn how to research your problem statement, understand your target market and formulate your hypothesis. By the end of the week, you will submit a “project canvas” that articulates your initial ideas of the solution you want to create.

Week 3

July 20 - 24

Design and Formulation

Work with business coaches to develop an initial design and framework of your solution that outlines key features and how it will work.

Week 4

July 27 - 31

Creation and Testing

Understand the different tools you can use for prototyping and building models. By the end of the week, you will have a prototype or model of your solution.

Week 5

August 3 - 7

Prototyping and Pressure Testing

Learn different methods for pressure testing your solution. Throughout the week, you will pressure test and gather feedback from your employer sponsors to iterate and finalize your solution.

Week 6

August 10 - 14

Marketing and Launch

Now that you have your final solution, you will spend this week learning and implementing the skills you need to create a successful pitch for the competition. You’ll develop and finalize your presentation and run through a practice pitch with your business coaches so you’re prepared for next week’s competition.

WEEK 7 = COMPETITION WEEK!

Welcome to competition week! You and your teammates will present your solution to a panel of judges for a chance to win scholarships and potentially implement your solution.

Upcoming Talks

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Browse through all previous talks in the Skills Village.

AUGUST 17 - 21

Competition Week