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YSU Startup Challenge Summer 2017 Edition

IBM Innovative Solutions & Technologies Center together with YSU Entrepreneurship Development Center is launching “YSU Startup Challenge Summer 2017” competition, aimed at promoting the innovation and entrepreneurship culture in Higher Educational Institutions and helping student teams to make their ideas and projects realistic.

During the six weeks of fun and work you will meet a lot of cool entrepreneurs, you will get thematic workshops, and will work to make your awesome startup ideas reality. We are meeting once a week, but the teams can stay at ISTC to work during the other days. Keynote speakers, movie screenings, games and other activities will keep you entertained!

PRIZES: 2 best teams will be accepted to ISTC Accelerator, internship possibilities and many other prizes.

Project outline

Week 1:

  • Idea generation workshop
  • Team validation and assignment of the idea

Week 2:

  • Presentation of idea by each team
  • Evaluation and feedback

Week 3:

  • Business case workshop (including business canvas)
  • Financial basics

Week 4 :

  • Marketing workshop
  • Digital Marketing

Week 5:

  • Presentation skills

Week 6:

  • Final presentations/Demo day

The deadline for the applications is on July 15, so hurry up to register via following application․