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to form a business overnight.
Startup Frenzy is a three-day, immersive experience for Oklahoma State University students interested in the venture creation process. In just three days, students will pitch ideas, form teams, be guided by skilled mentors, and experience how to start a company from the ground up! So, whether you have an idea of your own or are just interested in the startup process, this event is for you! 

 

Important Dates:

August 9, 2021

Registration Opens

September 12, 2021

Registration Closes

September 17-19, 2021

Startup Frenzy

 

What to expect

  • Friday, September 17

    Time

    Event

    5:30 p.m.

    Participant Check In

    6:00 p.m. Dinner & Networking
    6:30 p.m. Opening Session: Review of agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers and coaches.
    7:30 p.m. Preliminary Pitch: Got an idea? You’ve got one minute to pitch in front of the group!
    8:00 p.m.

    Idea Voting: Attendees vote for the top pitches.

    8:15 p.m. Team Formation:  Teams will form around the top projects, as voted.
    9:00 p.m. Begin Work: Based on resources and skills, divide out the workload!  
    11:00 p.m. Wrap Up: Departure from Spears School of Business
  • Saturday, September 18

    Time

    Event

    8:00 a.m. Breakfast
    9:00 a.m. Breakout Session: Customer Discovery 
    10:00 a.m. Team Work & Coach Meetings: Coaches help teams one-on-one 
    12:00 p.m. Lunch
    1:00 p.m.  Team Work & Coach Meetings: Coaches help teams one-on-one
    6:30 p.m. Dinner
    7:30 p.m. 

    Team Work & Coach Meetings: Coaches help teams one-on-one

    8:00 p.m. Breakout Session: Pitching 
    11:00 p.m. Wrap Up: Departure from Spears School of Business
  • Sunday, September 19

    Time

    Event

    8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Final Team Work
    10:30 a.m. Presentation Practice: Teams have the opportunity to practice their presentations in front of a room of guest mentors for final feedback.
    12:00 p.m. Lunch
    1:00 p.m. Tech Check: Teams begin their run-through of presentations to test AV needs.
    2:00 p.m. Final Presentations: Pitches are limited to 5 minutes & judges will be allowed 3 minutes of questions.
    4:00 p.m. Judging & Awards
    5:00 p.m. Wrap Up: Departure from Spears School of Business
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