Welcome to your Four-Week Ideation Bootcamp!
This ain't for sissies..
NWEN and the Founder Institute Seattle have created a 4-week bootcamp to help you evaluate the market validity of your startup idea. Over the four weeks you'll be a part of an active conversation between founders and community mentors, helping to direct you on your startup idea and discuss key components in the following topics:
- Big Markets/ Big Ideas/ Solving a Problem
- Venture-Ready Market Research and Target Markets
- Validating your idea: tools and methods
- Communicating your idea (without getting lost in the details)
Our goal is for you to discuss your startup idea, put it through the course, and walk out with a clear idea of whether you should move forward or move on. Let's make this happen in 4 short sessions vs. dragging it out for 4 years. We're about making you and your idea successful!
Who should attend? Anyone with an early stage idea. Anyone interested in joining a startup. Anyone looking to understand what it takes to launch a startup.
Your registration covers 4 sessions over a 4-week period beginning Wednesday, 2/6. All sessions will be from 6:30pm - 9:30pm followed by a social hour.
- Week One: Wednesday, 2/6
- Week Two: Wednesday, 2/13
- Week Three: Wednesday, 2/20
- Week Four: Wednesday, 2/27
**All session will be video recorded**
So if you can't make all sessions, no worries, we'll get you the recording.
During these sessions you will meet a selection of mentors and get practical advice and feedback on your startup idea.
Price: $195 registration. Membership is not required.
Registration price NOT included in our Season Pass membership.
Session Sizes: We're limiting the course to around 40 entrepreneurs. Get your tickets now! They will go fast. Questions? Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week One (2/6): Big Markets/Big Ideas/Big Problems with Joel Espelien.
Former Chief Strategy Officer at Packet Video in San Diego. Joel is an active Angel Investor in Seattle, a Mentor at Founder's Co-op, Tech Stars and a top mentor in MOBILE. He's also great about helping people form early ideas into viable ideas.
part 1 - http://youtu.be/JMAzwgcT9p8
part 2 - http://youtu.be/aQaMPoNiE1o
**Slides from Week One** http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/16470053
Week Two (2/13): Venture Ready Market Research and Target Markets with Dave Bluhm.
The Co-Founder of Z2Live.com a company that was incubated by Madrona Ventures. Dave's a serial Entrepreneur in GAMING, MOBILE, and ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE as well as being an advisor and Board Member for a number of other companies. Dave will help you work through a venture ready research process.
part 1 - http://youtu.be/CTBtSunCA-k
part 2 - http://youtu.be/HwQKdiERCC8
**Slides from Week Two** http://www.slideshare.net/daveparkersea/week-2-ideation-bootcamp-bluhm
Week Three (2/20): Validating your idea: Tools and Methods with Justin Wilcox.
A new Mentor for Founder Institute this last semester, and scoring the highest. Justin's background is in development and Healthcare and he applies LEAN STARTUP Methodology to marketing and customer acquisition. You'll walk away with more tools and tricks then you knew existed.
**Slides from Week Three** http://www.slideshare.net/daveparkersea/justin-wilcox-validating-the-idea
Week Four (2/27): Communicating your Idea (without getting lost in the details) with Joanna Lord.
The VP of Growth and Marketing at SEOMoz. She's a favorite mentor by the Founder at FI and she knows SOCIAL MEDIA and MARKETING. But most importantly she helps geeks speak to non geeks. Is that you?
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please cancel at least 24hrs in advance to the first session (2/6). Day-of cancellations and/or refunds after the first session will need to be considered. Contact Caitlin Goetze (email@example.com) or 206-420-0226.
6:30pm - 9:30pm
- Graham & Dunn, 2801 Alaskan Way Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98121