Jul
19
8:45 AM08:45

July 19, 2019

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UMass Amherst | Isenberg, Room 111 | Financial Week

9:30 AM - Optional: Bud Robertson Funding Roundtable, ISOM Room 111

Bud is an ISOM UG alum and a Boston-based entrepreneur. He is a wealth of knowledge and I highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity to learn from him and ask questions!

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11:00 AM - Adjourn. You are free to work out of the VVM offices or the BCE incubator.

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Jul
18
8:45 AM08:45

July 18, 2019

Valley Venture Mentors | Financial Week

8:45 AM - Check in.

9:00 AM - Standups.

9:30 AM - Investment and Funding Options Panel. A panel of 3-5 experts and startups will answer questions and share their experiences with funding their startups and investment options to explore down the line.

10:00 AM - 3x30 min Breakouts.

12:00 PM - Break.

12:15 PM - Week 8 Presentations.

1:00 PM - Adjourn. Done for the day. You are welcome to stay and work in the VVM offices.

3:00 PM - Optional: Stanley Black & Decker Trip, Downtown Hartford, CT
For questions regarding this trip please reach out to Stephen (sbrand@umass.edu) directly.  

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Jul
17
8:45 AM08:45

July 17, 2019

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UMass Amherst | Isenberg, Room N145 | Financial Week

8:45 AM - Check in.

9:00 AM - Standups.

9:30 AM - Building a Team: Hiring, Ethics, Partnerships and Ownership. Rebika Shaw, Eric Ashman, Tricia Canavan

10:30 AM - Open Work Time and Office Hours with the EiRs.

12:00 PM - Fundraising and Revenue Model Roundtable. Eric Ashman

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.

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Jul
16
8:45 AM08:45

July 16, 2019

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UMass Amherst | Isenberg, Room 108 | Financial Week

8:45 AM - Check in.

9:00 AM - Future Opportunities with Valley Venture Mentors and the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.

9:30 AM - Stories of Social Enterprise with Roxanne Finn.

10:00 AM - Legal and Ethics Workshop. This expert led workshop will introduce the student ventures to legal and business ethics. Led by Jerry O’Connor, Jonathan Tamkin, Rebecca Thibualt

11:00 AM - Open Work Time and Legal Office Hours. Jerry O’Connor, Jonathan Tamkin

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

1:30 PM - Optional: Five High School Students in an Entrepreneurship Camp at Amherst College this summer are looking to learn about your experience marketing your business! Feel free to use this time to practice your pitch and get feedback on your venture/brainstorm marketing techniques.

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Jul
15
8:45 AM08:45

July 15, 2019

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UMass Amherst | Isenberg, Room N145 | Financial Week!

8:45 AM - Check in.

9:00 AM - Group Activity.

9:30 AM - Revenue and Pricing Workshop. This expert led session will cover revenue, price models, and getting ventures to think about "if your customers will pay for your solution".

11:15 AM - Open Work Time.

12:00 PM - Sprint Planner.

1:00 PM - How to Manage Money (Optional):
Michelle Kainen, expert in accounting, pay roll and book keeping
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