Jun
6
8:45 AM08:45

June 6, 2019

Valley Venture Mentors | Customer Discovery Week

Early AM - Eat. Bring your stuff.

8:45 AM - Check in

9:00 AM - Standups.

9:30 AM - Early Customer Discovery Workshop. Early intervention on how well you’re doing with customer discovery and your questions. Check in with your EiRs for support!

11:00 AM - Break.

11:15 AM - Week 2 Presentations. Present your assignment from this past week.

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

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Jun
5
8:45 AM08:45

June 5, 2019

  • The Isenberg Business Innovation Hub, UMass Amherst (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

UMass Amherst | Isenberg, Room N135 | Mentor Day!

Early AM - Eat.  Bring what you need for the day.

8:45 AM - Arrive. Meet in the Isenberg Business Innovation Hub Learning Commons.

9:00 AM - Sign in. Prepare to meet with your Mentors as they arrive.

9:30 AM - Welcome from the Team and Mentor Introductions.

10:15 AM - Office Hours: Each venture will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one session with your mentor.

11:45 AM - Conclusion of Office Hours. Everyone will head towards the Hangar for a group lunch.

12:00 PM - Lunch at the Hangar. A group lunch with the ventures, mentors, EiRs and CSVP staff at the Hangar. (10 University Drive, Amherst, MA ).

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

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Jun
4
8:45 AM08:45

June 4, 2019

  • The Isenberg Business Innovation Hub, UMass Amherst (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

UMass Amherst | Isenberg, Room 106 | Customer Discovery Week

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. Meet in the Business Innovation Hub (BIH), Learning Commons.

9:00 AM - Standups.

9:10 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.

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Jun
3
8:45 AM08:45

June 3, 2019

  • The Isenberg Business Innovation Hub, UMass Amherst (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

UMass Amherst | Isenberg, Room 106 | Customer Discovery Week

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 - It is important to be on time to each CSVP session. We will meet in the Business Innovation Hub, Learning Commons.

9:00 AM - Early Adopter Workshop. Who is your early adopter?

10:30 AM - Customer Profile Session. In your Pods discuss and get feedback on your hypothesis for your customer profile.

11:55 AM - Break.

12:25 PM - Sprint Planner. In your Pods, create and present your sprint planner for the week.

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

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