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#BBS Meeting 1

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Slidedeck from our first meeting in 2012!

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#BBS Meeting 1

  1. 1. We believe that 20 somethings arethe greatest source of potential forpositive change in the world today. Entrepreneurs are agents of that positive change.
  2. 2. Big Blue Starters is an on-campus resource devoted to helping students becomeentrepreneurs - agents of positive change.
  3. 3. This can look like: for-profit companiesnon-profit organizations traditional businesses
  4. 4. We Believe Change Happens When:1. See a Problem2. Imagine or Design a Solution3. Carry Out the Solution4. Inspire Others to Take Part in the Solution aims to help students through this process
  5. 5. We Focus on 3 Things: 1) Host and Manage Startup Teams2) Incubator Weekends (#IncU/Startup Weekend) 3) Increase Awareness about Entrepreneurship
  6. 6. Startup Teams
  7. 7. Tech Startup 2 Tech Startup 1 Non-Profit 1Project For Profit 1#BBS operates as an umbrella organization withmultiple ventures running/growing simultaneously Each venture maintains 100% ownership and #BBS makes no claims on anything produced (other than potential bragging rights for helping you succeed of course)
  8. 8. Startup TeamsGot an Idea? No idea yet?Start a New Join an Team! Existing Team! If you’re new to #BBS, join one of our existing teams or start one of your own!
  9. 9. Why Join a Team?Great way to get started if you’re curious about e-ship Interdisciplinary work experience in your skillset (Resume Builder) Potentially become first employees of each company Demonstrate and grow your skills to potential employers from across the areaLearn the process + gain hands-on experience until you come up with an idea of your own
  10. 10. Why Start a Team Under #BBS? Free laborAccess to an international network and established local network of connections including investors, mentors, entrepreneurs, media, and potential employeesAct as closely to an incubator/accelerator as is feasible If you’re new to entrepreneurship, we have everything you need to get started. We claim/take 0% ownership
  11. 11. Inaugural Class Matt King - Solar iPhone CaseWes Brooks - Social Media Trending Website or iCORPS projectHeath Booton - Home brew class/competition Scott Wagner - Crowded Tommy Crush - Crambu Each venture maintains 100% ownership and #BBS makes no claims on anything produced (other than potential bragging rights for helping you succeed of course)
  12. 12. Incubator Weekends
  13. 13. Incubator weekends Top 45 Students at UK Only Grad/Undergrad Open to the Public Highly FocusedGeneralized, Open Ended Lots of Hard Work Lots of Fun Focused on teaching you the process from idea to startup
  14. 14. First annual 3-Day Incubator Weekend brought to you by:Idea to Prototype to Customer Development in 3 DAYS
  15. 15. March 2-4 @ Awesome Inc Come in with an idea After 3 DAYS, leave with: Team Customer Research Prototype Validation from LocalEntrepreneurs and Investors
  16. 16. March 2-4 @ Awesome Inc
  17. 17. March 2-4 @ Awesome IncFRIDAY Pitch ideas Form teams GET TO WORK Pitch initial plan and research to MentorsSATURDAY TALK TO CUSTOMERS Establish Initial Business Model Continue building/designing prototype Mentors invest time in each teamSUNDAY Finish as much development as possible CONTINUE Talking to Customers Final Pitch to investors/entrepreneurs
  18. 18. March 2-4 @ Awesome Inc MUST Apply to Enter Only the TOP 45 CANDIDATES CHOSEN Pick the top CANDIDATES NOT IDEAS Don’t have to have an idea to applyApply online, emailing details once application opens (this weekend)
  19. 19. March 2-4 @ Awesome IncBest Case: YOUR idea gets picked Find Co-founders Initial Customer Feedback Prototype Validation from Entrepreneurs and InvestorsWorst Case: Join a team Learn the process Have something to continue working on after And... free food and awesome people!
  20. 20. March 2-4 @ Awesome Inc APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN:Click Here for the #IncU Application!
  21. 21. UK Venture challenge Compete for the BEST Business Plan OR Business Concept
  22. 22. UK Venture challenge Saturday, March 24, 2012 1st Place: $2,000 Box seats to Keenland for 1 dayPaid sponsorship to compete at Idea State U 2nd Place: $1,000
  23. 23. Startup TeamsGot an Idea? No idea yet?Start a New Join an Team! Existing Team! If you’re new to #BBS, join one of our existing teams or start one of your own!
  24. 24. The Process:
  25. 25. Tips to Help You Pitch: Here’s the secret:PITCH THE PROBLEMNOT THE SOLUTION
  26. 26. Tips to Help You Pitch: Otherwise...
  27. 27. Tips to Help You Pitch: The Secret:PITCH THE PROBLEMNOT THE SOLUTION Pitch the PROBLEM firstConnect with your audience emotionally about the problemTHEN offer your solution as the remedy
  28. 28. The Process:

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