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September 2018

Venture Builders: Elevator Pitches Workshop

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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So you’re working on an idea. What else do you need to be successful? Perhaps funding? Or help from a mentor? Or team members & co-founders? In all cases KNOWING HOW TO TELL A COMPELLING STORY and pitch yourself + your proposed product or service is a must-have skill set to attract resources. It’s equally helpful when looking for an internship or eventually a job! In this hands-on, minds-on workshop you will learn how to frame a short pitch around…

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October 2018

Venture Builders Workshops: Co-Founders and Team Formation

October 3 @ 7:30 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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Venture Builders: Market Channels Workshop

October 10 @ 7:30 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.

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KickStart VT LivePitch Finals

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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.

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Venture Builders: Pricing Workshop

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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So you have this exciting new product or service but you aren't sure how much to sell it for or what it is worth?   In this hands-on, minds-on workshop you'll learn different ways to determine your pricing and/or revenue streams as well as the thresholds customers are willing to pay.

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November 2018

Venture Builders: Persistence and Pivots Workshop

November 7 @ 7:30 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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Venture Builders: Incorporation and IP/Legal Workshop

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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Not sure how to get set-up or whether or not you need a patent for your business idea? Looking for answers around how your ideas can be protected? Come learn from experts who advise entrepreneurs which organizing structure is right for you and answer your questions about intellectual property.

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KickStart VT LivePitch Finals

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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.

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