Mar 2-4: Entrepreneurs Weekend

Ever wanted to be a part of a start-up company?  Have an idea that you think would really work as a business, but you need a team of the right people to get you started?  Think you have the energy to work as a team to create the framework for a business?

Then save the date for Cape Cod Entrepreneurs Weekend 4 on March 2-4, 2012!  The event is designed to brings 100 participants together in a weekend long business plan competition.

What’s in store for the weekend:

Friday, March 2nd, 5 to 8:30 p.m: EmBargo Restaurant at 453 Main Street in Hyannis will host the event kick-off! Participants will have a chance to pitch their ideas and/or their skills as potential team members. Then we open the floor to allow the participants a chance to form teams around the most popular ideas. Our coaches and mentors will be on hand to help guide prospective team members to ideas that may be suited to their skillset. Well-rounded teams will have a mix of skills, from leadership, sales, marketing, accounting, etc. The newly formed teams are encouraged to go out to dinner with their teammates to begin the process of creating their business plan pitch.

Saturday, March 3rd: Start the day at 8 a.m. at the Cape Cod Community College Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street in Hyannis, with a continental breakfast and a presentation of the key elements of the “5-minute Business Plan” template. Also learn what the judges will be looking for when reviewing the presentations. Teams organize the work ahead, research, analyze and outline their ideas. Coaches and mentors are available for consultation on all elements of the plan throughout the day. We break for lunch and dinner (provided) to listen to two inspirational and dynamic speakers. During the afternoon and evening sessions, teams work diligently to complete their plans and hone their presentations. The teams can work until 10 p.m. at the downtown facility.

Sunday, March 4th:  Teams will again convene at the Cape Cod Community College Hyannis Center. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m so teams can get an early start on putting the final touches on their presentations and have a chance to practice their pitches. The judging will begin at noon. Guests and the public are welcome to watch the teams present their business plans in 5 minutes, and hear 5 minutes of feedback from the judges for each team. We wrap up in the afternoon with the awarding of prizes to the top 3 teams.

Cost to attend is $75, including meals and breaks, one dinner on your own ($25 for students). Click here to register now! And join the LinkedIn site to get the EW4 dialogue started!

Click here for a press release on the November 12, 2012 Entrepreneurs Pitch Boot Camp, including feedback from the attendees.

Entrepreneurs’ Weekend is organized by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, with support from Coastal Community Capital, Cape Cod Technology Council, Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod Young Professionals, Cape Cod EDC, Community Development Partnership, MASBDC, Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board and the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum.

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