Have an idea?  Here’s a chance to learn all the necessary skills you need to build a business. The Boston College Venture Competition would like to introduce the Venture Launch development series. The goal of the series is to help make you and your team the strongest it can be. These events will prepare you for the Semi-final and Final Competitions.

Over the next few months, from December 2013 to February 2014, we’ll hold a total of six events. Various professionals, all who have operating experience, will come to Boston College to lead workshops.  The more events you attend, the more prepared you’ll be when the Semi-final Competition rolls around.

To date, there has already been one speaker, Abby Fichtner, who spoke about Lean Startups.  Don’t worry if you missed out on the first event, there are much more to come!

Here are the upcoming events that you should get ready for:

  1. Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 @ 5:30pm in Fulton Honors Library: Abby Fichtner – “Lean Startups: A Success Blueprint for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs & Founder Speed Dating”

  2. Thursday, January 23th, 2014 @ 5:30pm in Fulton 150:  David Skok, Matrix Partners- “Art and Science of Growth Hacking”

  3. Thursday, January 27th, 2014 @ 7pm in Fulton Honors Library:  WilmerHale – “Key Legal Issues for Startups”  Attorneys from Law firm of WilmerHale will highlight various legal issues that founders should be aware of, including intellectual property, human resources, and incorporation.

  4. February 4th and 5th, 2014 @ 6pm-9pm in Fulton 410,413, and 439:  Joe Faris (2/4/14) and Adjunct Prof. Drew Hession-Kunz (2/5/14)- “Accounting & Finance/Modeling Issues for Startups” Get 15 minutes of face-time with accounting professionals specializing in startup issues. Ask questions & get feedback!  Sign-up required.

  5. February 6th, 2014 @ 7pm-9pm in TBA:  Fred Destin, Atlas Ventures- “Pitch Doctor”  When TechStars seeks a guru to help teams polish their pitch they turn to Fred Destin of Atlas Ventures.  An amazing opportunity to learn tips, tricks, and techniques from one of the area’s most active early-stage investors.

  6. February 13th, 2014 @ 12pm-4pm in TBA:  Peter Bell, Partner at Highland Capital- “VC Office Hours”  Get feedback on your startup idea and ask questions to a successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist.  

  7. Week of Monday, February 17th, 2014 – “Pitch to Impress Venture Capitalists”*

  8. Week of Monday, February 24th, 2014 –  “Raw Pitch / First Feedback” Workshop (Pitch to Venture Capitalists and receive feedback before the Semi-final submission deadline)*

*Date, times and locations TBD. Check back soon for updates!

Be sure to look back for any updates about who is coming to speak and of new events.  Good luck!