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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.

*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