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Ventures Validate – Ventures – University of Queensland

Read more at ventures.uq.edu.au

Ventures Validate is designed to help you and your team develop a validated business model in an interactive learning space over five sessions over ten weeks (every second Thursday).

Workshops and Mentoring Sessions
In the workshops, you will focus on key skills and processes to enhance the likelihood of your startups success. Teams will come together every second Thursday to discuss what they have learned and will receive feedback from startup experts and mentors.

Thursday 11 March. Kick-off evening 3-6pm
In this session, we will get you familiar with the Lean Launchpad Program (LLP), developed at Stanford University to discover the best first customer, the problem the idea solves, and a sustainable and scalable Business Model Canvas. We will facilitate the formation of small teams to work on each of the ideas put forward, based on the complementary skills and experiences of all participants. 

Thursday 25 March.  Mentoring Slots: 2-3pm / 3-4pm / 4-5pm & Workshop: Market Validation 5-6pm
During the program, teams are required to conduct interviews with a minimum of 100 potential customers. In these workshops and mentoring sessions participants will gain feedback and mentoring on their progress. You need to attend one mentoring session and the workshop.

Thursday 15 April. Mentoring Slots: 2-3pm / 3-4pm / 4-5pm & Panel of Entrepreneurs and Experts: 5-6pm
In the mentoring sessions, each team will get feedback on their market validation process. You need to attend one mentoring session and the panel. 

Thursday 29 April. Mentoring Slots: 2-3pm / 3-4pm / 4-5pm & Workshop: Pitching and Presenting 5-6pm
In the mentoring sessions, each team will get feedback on their market validation process. You need to attend one mentoring session and the workshop on how to pitch.

Thursday 13 May. Final Presentations: 2-6pm
The program concludes with a pitching event to an invited audience of entrepreneurship experts, founders, and industry leaders. The teams will be pitching for a share of $10,000 in prize money to take their idea to market. 
 

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