Welcome to Week 2: Customer Discovery

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Monday June 3

Location: UMass Amherst

Early AM - Eat breakfast at your place :). Some free snacks are provided periodically throughout the day, but breakfast, lunch, and soft drinks are (with some exceptions) your responsibility. Please bring your laptop (or similar device). If you prefer paper, bring notebooks and writing implements.

8:45 AM - Space move in and check in. It is important to be on time to each CSVP session.

9:00 AM - Standup Meeting.

10:30 AM - Customer Profile Session.

12:30 PM - Sprint Planner.

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


Tuesday
June 4

Location: UMass Amherst

Early AM - Eat breakfast at your place :). Some free snacks are provided periodically throughout the day, but breakfast, lunch, and soft drinks are (with some exceptions) your responsibility. Please bring your laptop (or similar device). If you prefer paper, bring notebooks and writing implements.

8:45 AM - Check in

9:00 AM - Standups.

9:30 AM - Customer Discovery Workshop. This will be an expert led session providing an introduction to the best practices regarding interviewing customers.

10:30 AM - Question Builder. In your Pods, start building questions to prepare for Customer Discovery. Get ready to go over these questions during your office hours this week.

11:15 AM - Customer Interview Contest. How many interviews can you schedule by the end of this week? Compete for a prize!

12:00 PM - CRM Workshop. An expert led introduction to how to use a CRM and project management tools.

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


Wednesday
June 5

Location: UMass Amherst

Early AM - Eat.  Bring your stuff :)

8:45 AM - Check in

9:00 AM - Standups

9:30 AM - Mentor Introductions. This will be your first meeting with your venture mentor. Your team will work with your mentor throughout the summer for continued support.

10:00 AM - Open Work Time/Office Hours: Each venture will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one session with your mentor.

11:30 AM - Lunch: A group lunch with the ventures, mentors and CSVP staff. (Lunch will be provided).

12:15 PM - Startup Roundtable.

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


Thursday
June 6

Location: Valley Venture Mentors

Early AM - Eat.  Bring your stuff :)

8:45 AM - Check in

9:00 AM - Standups.

9:30 AM - Entrepreneur Panel.

10:00 AM - Breakouts with Panelists.

11:00 AM - Break.

11:15 AM - Week 2 Presentations.

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


Friday June 7

Location: UMass Amherst or Valley Venture Mentors

Customer Interview Winner - Announced via Slack.

All Day: Open work time. You are free to work out of the VVM offices or the BCE incubator.