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Schedule of Events

4th Annual Biola Startup Competition Kickoff

Keynote Speaker Brit Gilmore, President, The Giving Keys

    • Monday, September 17, 2018
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Workshop #1: Meet up Event, Team and Leadership Building

Speaker: Jeff McHugh, Associate Professor, Crowell School of Business

    • Monday, September 24, 2018
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Workshop #2 Evening with the Stars

Insight from 1st Place Winners of the Biola Startup Competition

    • Monday, October 1, 2018
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Workshop #3 Pitch Night

Pitch Your Business Idea

    • Monday, October 8, 2018
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Workshop #4 Lean Startup Design Thinking

Speaker Wes Wasson, CEO and Co-Founder of DreamStart Labs

    • Monday, October 15, 2018
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Workshop #5 Writing a Concept Paper

Speakers: Crowell School of Business Professors Laureen Mgrdichian and Robert Harp

    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Workshop #6 Integration of Theology, Culture, and Entrepreneurship

Speaker: Jon Hart, Partner, Praxis

    • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Workshop #7 Writing a Business Plan

Speakers: Laureen Mgrdichian and Robert Harp

    • Monday, December 3, 2018
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Workshop #8 Preparing Financials / Managing Stewardship

Steve Meilicke, Chief Financial Officer, Wedgewood (Biola Alum)

    • Monday, January 14, 2019
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Workshop #9 Making the Pitch

R. Grant Van Cleve, CEO, Buy It Installed, Inc., President OC, Tech Coast Angels OC.

    • Monday, February 4, 2019
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

STEM and Business Mixer, Speaker Larry Stofko

Hosted by the Biola Entreprenuership Society

    • Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Fourth Annual Biola Startup Competition Presentation

    • Friday, March 15, 2019
    • 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Crowell School of Business Redemptive Forum #2

Guest Speaker Yu-kai Chou, author, and international keynote speaker on gamification and behavioral design

    • Friday, April 5, 2019
    • 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

*Schedule and dates subject to change. Some workshops are restricted to registered Biola Startup Competition participants and/or finalists.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Team Registration Closes
    October 8, 2018
  • Concept Papers Due
    November 12, 2018
  • Finalists Announced
    November 30, 2018
  • Business Plans Due
    February 25, 2019