2018 - 2019 $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge
From design research training, to insights from legal experts, to prototyping tutorials, we have eight months of boot camps and workshops to move teams forward.
Sunday, October 14, 2018 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boot Camp 2: Generating Insights & Uncovering Market Opportunities
Using a variety of tools, attendees will walk away with strategies to redefine their value propositions based on a deeper understanding of customers and/or users.CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Measuring Social Impact Clinic: Doing Business and Doing Good
Understand whether your startup qualifies as a social venture and learn strategies to measure and quantify the impact you are making on the populations your business serves.CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Friday, October 26 • 1:30 - 5:00 pm & Tuesday, October 30 • 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Coaching Sessions 2: Nailing Your Value Proposition
Our second set of coaching sessions will focus on nailing your value proposition.CLICK HERE TO RESERVE
Thursday, November 1, 2018 • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Ask Me Anything: 1-on-1 with Industry Experts
If you have questions about building a startup business, our experts can help you find the answers.CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Tuesday, November 6 • 11:59 pm
Round 1: Online Judging
Opportunity Summary due
Monday, November 12, 2018 • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Legal Forum for Startups
Get answers to your most pressing legal questions from our panel of experts -- from the best legal structure to protecting intellectual property to negotiating with investors and more!CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 • 11:59 pm
The quarter-finalists moving onto the next round in the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge will be announced by 11:59 pm.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Presentation Skills Clinic
Join us for this hands-on clinic, where you'll learn how to deliver a concise and effective pitch of your startup business.CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Friday, December 14, 2018 • 1:00 - 7:00 PM
Round 2: Quarter-Final Presentations
$300K Entrepreneurs Challenge teams will present for the second round of judging.
Tuesday, December 18 • 11:00 am - 7:00 pm & Wednesday, December 19 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Semi-finalist Team Photos
Semi-finalists in the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge will take professional team photos.
Monday, January 14 • 11:59 pm
Concept Board Materials Due
Materials are due for Semi-finalist concept boards.
Sunday, February 3, 2019 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boot Camp 3: Concept Testing & Refinement
During this all-day Boot Camp, you'll learn how to build customer empathy and how to build a prototype or devise a test to understand how customers will receive your product and/or service.CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Explainer Video Clinic: More Than Meets The Eye
Join us for this workshop to learn how to produce engaging and concise explainer videos that will hook both customers and investors alike.CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Thursday, February 21, 2019 • 5:00 - 7:30 pm
17th Annual NYU Venture Showcase
Instead of listening to pitches from afar, you'll have the opportunity mix and mingle with the founders directly and engage with their projects up close.CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boot Camp 4: Competitive Strategy
From business model fundamentals to go-to-market strategy, to operations planning and financials, this all-day Boot Camp will prepare you for all aspects of crafting your business model.CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Friday, March 8 • 1:30 - 5:00 pm & Monday, March 11 • 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Coaching Sessions 4: Competitive Strategy
Connect with our coaches 1:1 to review competitive strategy.
Wednesday, March 27 • 11:59 pm
Startup Plan and Explainer Video Due
Startup plan and explainer video deliverables are due by 11:59 pm.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 • 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Boot Camp 5: How to Pitch
What makes a successful pitch? Review storytelling techniques, best practices to capture your audience's attention and how to achieve optimal slide design.CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Friday, April 5 • 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Round 3: Semi-Final Presentations
$300K Entrepreneurs Challenge teams pitch in the third round of judging.
Tuesday, April 9 • 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Info Session for Finalists
Connect with the team at the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs to prepare for the Finals of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge.
Tuesday, April 9 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm & Wednesday, April 10 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Finalists' Video Shoot
Finalists in the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge will select appointment time slots for a video shoot.
Friday, April 12 • 1:30 - 5:00 pm & Wednesday, April 17 • 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Coaching Sessions 5: Startup Plan
Connect with coaches at the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs to review your startup plan.
Wednesday, May 1 • 11:59 pm
Final Startup Plan and Explainer Video Due
Materials for the final startup plan and explainer video are due by 11:59 pm.
Friday, May 10, 2019 • 1:00 - 8:00 pm
NYU $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge: Finals & Awards Ceremony
On May 10th, the final 12 teams will pitch off to see which ventures win the grand prizes.CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Thursday, May 16 • 1:00 - 5:00 pm & Wednesday, May 22 • 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Winners' Milestone Meetings
Winners of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge will meet with the team at the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs.