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February 2019

Venture Builders Workshop: Venture Scholars Program & Funding Options

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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Professor Marc Junkunc teaching students in class on entrepreneurship at the Innovate living-learning community. Guest speakers Jennifer O'Daniel, CIT GAP Funds and Bob Summers (black shirt), serial entrepreneur and founder of TechPad.

Looking to work on your own thing this summer?  Want to build your dreams instead of getting paid to build someone else's?  Got questions on funding or financing new ventures?  Come learn about our new Venture Scholars program and other funding & financing options to get your new venture off the ground. Swing by and talk with our experts for an interactive and fun learning experience! Follow @ApexCenterVT for updates

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Venture Builders Workshop: Success & Persistence

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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So you didn't win? So it didn't work? So you didn't gain enough momentum? Failure and disappointments are apart of the entrepreneurs' journey. In this hands-on, minds-on workshop you will learn about how to overcome self-doubt and keep on keeping-on.

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March 2019

Entrepreneur Challenge Finals

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Davidson Hall, Room 281, 615 Southgate Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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The Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge is a campus-wide, student startup competition that brings together successful alumni-entrepreneurs, industry partners, and students to showcase the best new ventures at Virginia Tech.   Come together — Be inspired. Teams from across the university compete for a chance to win a portion of the $40,000 in cash awards and prizes with actionable business ideas and business models. The competition is open to all students from all majors and focuses on giving students a chance…

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Venture Builders Workshop: Market Feasibility / Positioning

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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So maybe you’ve got an idea you’re working on.  Or perhaps a problem you’re obsessed with.  To figure out if you should go ahead with your business idea, you need to determine who the potential market(s) might be for your product or service.  Who will use this?  Who might pay you?  Essentially “who cares?” In this hands-on, minds-on workshop you will learn how to generate assumptions of possible markets and how to test these assumptions. Join us for a fun…

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Venture Builders Workshop: Customer Segmentation / Market Channels

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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How do you find customers and convince them of your next great idea? In this hands-on, minds-on workshop you learn about how to leverage various marketing channels and figure out ways to reduce your customer acquisition costs. Join us for a fun evening led by faculty from the Apex Center, who bring real-world experience in entrepreneurship to the classroom. Follow the Apex Center for updates @ApexCenterVT

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KickStart VT LivePitch Team Application Deadline @ 11:59PM

March 24

Deadline to submit Team application for the April KickStart LivePitch is no later than 11:59pm!   Monthly KickStart VT events are seed fund competitions for aspiring student entrepreneurs. Come get feedback on your idea, hear what other students are working on and compete for early-stage funding. It’s easy. To pitch your idea for funding, simply complete two steps: Apply online (you’ll be done in 5 minutes and can do it on your phone). A sub-set of entries will be selected by…

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Venture Builders Workshop: Co-founders & Team Formation

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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So you want to start a company but just need someone to help you build it or sell it or both? Finding others that have a shared vision and talent can be a challenge for any entrepreneur. Fortunately at VT you are surrounded by talented people. Now if you could just get them to dedicate a little bit of time to helping you out. In this hands-on, minds-on workshop you will learn about the important role team dynamics (and team…

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April 2019

KickStart VT LivePitch Finals

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Need feedback on an idea? Looking for mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs? How about seed money to get your new venture off the ground or to hit your next milestone? KickStart VT LivePitch events, hosted by the Apex Center, are for aspiring student entrepreneurs. Come get feedback on your venture, hear what other students are working on, and compete for early-stage funding. Pizza and Drinks provided from 7:00-7:30pm

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Venture Builders Workshop: Pricing / Revenue Models

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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Location: NCB 270

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Venture Builders Workshop: Product Development

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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Location: NCB 270

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