North Forge East Ramp Up Weekend

When:
May 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – May 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
2017-05-26T17:00:00-05:00
2017-05-28T15:00:00-05:00
Where:
WB Lewis Business Centre
24 Aberdeen Avenue
Pinawa
MB
Cost:
$20-$40

DESCRIPTION

42 Hours from Idea to MVP

Participants: Developers | Designers | Makers | Entrepreneurs | Mentors | Organizers

Friday, May 26, 2017

5:00 pm Start

  • Registration
  • Dinner and Networking – meet the people you’ll be working with.
  • Formal start with introduction of organizers and a background on Ramp Up Weekend. What to expect over the next 55 hours.
  • 60 second Pitches
  • Voting – everyone votes for their three favorite ideas. The most interesting ideas gain traction and move forward
  • Choose Your Project
  • Build a Team – create a cross-functional team combining different skill sets
  • Brainstorm and plan for the next two days.

10:00 pm End

Saturday, May 27, 2017

8:00 am Start

  • Teams spend the day working on their business.
  • Create! Logos, websites, mock-ups, products built, customer validation.
  • Mentors attend and float from team to team.
  • Pivots

10:00 pm End

Sunday, May 28, 2017

8:00 am Start

  • Continue building the business.
  • Start work on pitches
  • Pitch Prep
  • Polish the pitch

1:00 pm Pitch Competition

  • Each team has 5 minutes to pitch followed by 5 minutes of Q & A.
  • Judge deliberation
  • Awards

Goals

  • Pull together developers, designers, makers and entrepreneurs to build MVP in 55 hours.
  • Build relationships
  • Create an entrepreneurial community