March 24th-26th, Microsoft Reston Office
12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20190
(Across from Reston Town Center)
LEARN: how to come up with good business ideas and what it takes to put together an effective business plan and pitch. You can also learn new technologies and tools that will help you create your idea.
BUILD: your solution from the ground up using the latest tools and technologies. You’ll also be building experience and your network of friends and business relationships.
PITCH: your startup to a panel of judges (and the overall audience) - sharpening your presentation and communication skills, and giving you the opportunity to inspire others with your idea.
WIN: cool prizes, as well as the attention of people who can help you make your idea a reality!
Sunday, March 24 (Microsoft Reston office)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Developer training (optional, but recommended)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Startup ideation and team formation.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Design and Development (stay as late as you want)
Monday, March 25 (work at home, then Microsoft office at 5pm)
Morning - 5:00 PM: Feel free to work on the projects through the day at your own location or just enjoy the day off - you don’t need to come to Microsoft until 5pm (we may have some room available during the day if you need it, though - ask about it on Sunday).
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Training on startups, business plans and creating/presenting a pitch.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Design/development at the Microsoft Office (stay as late as you want)
Tuesday, March 26 (work at home, then Microsoft office at 5pm)
Morning - 5:00 PM: Feel free to work on the projects through the day at your own location or just enjoy the day off - you don’t need to come to Microsoft until 5pm (we may have some room available during the day if you need it, though - ask about it on Monday).
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Pitch Competition, awards, and prizes
Who should come? High School and college students interested in learning how to design and build apps, how to create business plans and cultivate startup ideas, how to work in teams, and how to present a compelling business pitch.
Can I invite my friends? Absolutely… but space is limited, so sign everyone up as soon as possible.
Do I need to stay until 10pm on Sunday and Monday? No - you can leave any time in the evening, we’re just keeping the office open so you can use the facilities. We’ll have food and beverages available each night, too.
How much does it cost? No charge… only your time and energy are required.
How do I sign up? Send an email to Dan Kasun (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the names and email addresses of everyone who will attend.
Where can I get more information? Send an email to Dan Kasun (email@example.com) with any questions or comments you have.