May
31
8:45 AM08:45

May 31, 2019

Valley Venture Mentors | Jolt Week

8:45 AM - Check in

9:00 AM - Alumni Panel. A panel of 5 startup that have previously participated in either VVM or UMass Summer Accelerator Program. Panelists will answer questions and talk about what they got out of the program and what they put into it.

10:00 AM - Stand-ups Intro. How to do daily stand-ups and explaining why they are important?

10:15 AM - 1st Stand-up. Each team will give a 2 minute update on their ventures. 

10:30 AM - Week 1 Presentation. Teams present assignment for the week.

12:30 PM - Speed Dating. Meet all the teams!

1:00 PM - Adjourn. You are free to go or stay and work out of VVM offices or the incubator space at the BCE.

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May
30
8:45 AM08:45

May 30, 2019

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UMass Amherst | Isenberg, Room N135 | Jolt Week

8:45 AM - Check in

9:00 AM - Group Ice Breaker. Get to know everyone! (Isenberg, Room N135)

9:30 AM - Sprint Planner Workshop. Teams will learn how to use the sprint planner to design experiments around their riskiest assumptions.

10:30 AM - Sprint Planner Extended. Teams in each pod will each have 6 minutes to talk about their experiment and get feedback/ideas from their peers.

11:00 PM - Office Hours. Meet with your EiRs.

1:00 PM - Adjourn. You are free to go or stay and work out of VVM offices or the BCE incubator space.

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May
29
8:45 AM08:45

May 29, 2019

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UMass Amherst | Isenberg, Room N135 | Jolt Week

8:45 AM - Check in

9:00 AM - Lean Startup Workshop. We will cover the key concepts for Lean Startup methodology, including Founder Road Map, testing assumptions, and interviewing customers. The teams will complete a design thinking exercise and do customer interview role-play and practice. (Isenberg, Room N135)

11:00 AM - Teams Set Goals for the Summer. SMART Goals outline.

12:00 PM - LinkedIn Master Class. (Isenberg, Room N135)

1:00 PM - Adjourn/Lunch. Lunch is provided today. Pick up your bagged lunch in the Learning Commons. You are free to go or stay and work out of VVM offices or the incubator space at the BCE incubator space: Bartlett Hall, Room 302.

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May
28
8:45 AM08:45

May 28, 2019

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UMass Amherst | Isenberg, Room N135 | Jolt Week

Early AM - Eat breakfast at your place. Bring your laptop (or similar device). If you prefer paper, bring notebooks and writing implements.

8:45 AM - Check in. It is important to be on time. We will meet in the UMass Amherst Business Innovation Hub (BIH), Learning Commons. This is the new Isenberg School of Business building.

9:00 AM - Getting Started. This all-hands meeting gets you answers to any questions you have before we start and then gets you ready to jump into the program! (Isenberg, Room N135)

9:30 AM - Introduction Pitches. Each team lead will present their business to the group using the anti-pitch format. (Isenberg, Room N135)

11:30 AM - Program Expectations. The leadership team will share format of the program, a simple syllabus, and expectations. (Isenberg, Room N135)

12:15 PM - Meet & Greet Pods and EIR’s. (Breakout Rooms, 2nd Floor of the BIH)

1:00 PM - Adjourn. You are free to go or stay and work out of VVM offices or the incubator space at the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship (BCE) located in Bartlett Hall, Room 302.

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