New Venture Challenge Boot Camp: January 18th, 2012

Coming January 18, 2012! Turning Your Idea into a Business — a CU NVC business plan boot camp

Please note that there is a new Social Impact track. of the New Venture Challenge!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:00-7:30pm

ATLAS, University of Colorado at Boulder

RSVP requested, click here

 Boost your chances of developing a successful business plan. Get the essentials at NVC Boot Camp!

This CU New Venture Challenge (NVC) boot camp offers an intensive workshop in entrepreneurship basics that will boost your chance of developing a successful business plan. CU instructors and professional entrepreneurs will offer advice on various aspects of planning, starting, successfully pitching, and gaining funding for your new venture. Don’t miss this half-day session to get answers to your questions and get set on the right track for whatever business you want to start!

 The program starts at 3:00pm. Networking and refreshments at 6:30pm. Please register to attend. For more information about the CU New Venture Challenge, call 303-492-8936 or email

 If you are planning to enter the CU NVC, CU’s business plan competition, you should not miss this session. But you do not have to be a CU NVC team to attend the boot camp. Open to all CU students and the public. To RSVP, click here

Who should attend? 

·      Anyone thinking about developing an idea into a new business.

·      Anyone currently writing a business plan.

·      Anyone wanting to learn more about entrepreneurship.

·      Anyone constantly thinking about ideas that would make good businesses.

·      Anyone planning to participate in the CU New Venture Challenge business plan competition (deadline on March 8, competition on April 5),

The NVC boot camp will teach you how to incorporate various business functions into your business plan and startup idea.

Topics covered (Frank Moyes & Special Guests TBA)

New Venture Challenge

Business plan preparation
Financial considerations for entrepreneurs
Bootstrapping Resources

Presentation techniques


3:00-3:20       Introduction

3:20-3:30       Overview of a business plan in 10-minutes or less

3:30-4:15       Finding your value proposition + first 10 customers

4:15-4:45       Putting together a financial model + funding your dream

4:45-5:15       Presenting your business idea

5:15-6:00       Track Breakout Session: Get specialized information on planning new ventures

                        General New Ventures – Room 100

                        Cleantech Ventures – Room 229

                        IT Ventures – Room 1B31

                        Music Ventures – Room 1B25

                        Social Impact Ventures – Room 104

6:30-7:30       Ad hoc advising, networking, pizza & root beer

*Come for some or all. Subject to change.


Made possible by CU’s New Venture Challenge partners:

The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship

Silicon Flatirons Center


eSpace: The Center for Space Entrepreneurship
Center for Education on Social Responsibility

Entrepreneurship Center for Music

CU Cleantech

With support from: 

Zayo Group

First Western Bank Trust


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