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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Schedule

What are Entrepreneurship Boot Camps?

Boot CampBootcamps are opportunities for students to learn hands-on from successful entrepreneurs about various aspects of planning the start and operation of their venture. Each bootcamp introduces you to a progressive building block that is important to the successful development of your business plan venture. You will also have the opportunity to meet with fellow student entrepreneurs and grow your professional network.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UNM SUB Lobo A &B

Kickoff Reception and Meet the Mentors – Experienced entrepreneurial mentors meet with students interested in starting a business to discuss how to successfully plan for a startup venture and compete in the UNM Business Plan Competition. Mentors will share their background in startup ventures to ensure accurate matchup between aspiring student entrepreneurs and mentors. Sponsors of Competition prizes will attend.

Friday, September 30, 2016

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
UNM SUB Lobo A & B

1 - Startup Feasibility Entrepreneurship Boot Camp – Prof. Sul Kassicieh will discuss how an aspiring UNM student entrepreneur can determine if his or her commercial or technology-based idea is qualified to reach consumer or industry markets through repeat business. Prof. Kassicieh will lead students through a hands-on discussion on structuring a new venture that can sustain itself and be growth-oriented, or scalable. Prof. Todd Quinn, UNM Business Librarian, will feature market research tools.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UNM SUB Acoma A &B

2 - Lean Startup Model Entrepreneurship Boot Camp – Paul Short and Bill Hartman, members of the ABQid Board of Directors, will lead students through the Lean Startup Model canvass to effectively validate business opportunities in relation to their commercial or technology-based ideas. An emphasis will be made on how to discover industry or consumer needs and wants in their target markets.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UNM SUB Acoma A &B

3 - Startup Marketing and Sales Entrepreneurship Boot Camp – Stacy Sacco, Director of the Small Business Institute at the Anderson School of Management will lead students through a discussion and exercises in effectively marketing and selling their startup ventures’ product or services. Students will utilize market discovery information gathered after participating in the Lean Startup Model Boot Camp.

Friday, December 2, 2016

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
UNM SUB Acoma A &B

4 - Business Plan Entrepreneurship Boot Camp – John Brown, President & CEO of Silent Falcon UAS Technologies and Matthew Ennis, Founder & Managing Director of Monsoon Road, LLC will share what investors are looking for in the financials portion of a business plan. They will also discuss how to incorporate critical knowledge gained about a startup’s target market, their product/service, their revenue model, and management team to write a business plan with supportive data that will explain their entrepreneurial intent and strategies.

Friday, January 27, 2017

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
UNM SUB Acoma A &B

5 - Startup Financials Entrepreneurship Boot Camp – Ed Street, REDW, and Matt Doxtator, BPW&C, will show students how to develop a revenue model and necessary financial statements for their entrepreneurial ventures.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UNM SUB Acoma A &B

6 - Final Questions and Answers Session – In this Final Questions and Answers Session, Prof. Sul Kassicieh, Director of the UNM Business Plan Competition, will address key information and answer final questions from teams concerning the UNM Business Plan Competition.

Friday, March 3, 2017

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
UNM SUB Acoma A &B

7 - Business Plan Presentation Entrepreneurship Boot Camp – In this Business Plan Presentation Boot Camp, Prof. Sul Kassicieh and Alberto Solís will lead students through effective presentation techniques to judges and investors.

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