Schedule of Events

Biola Startup Competition Kickoff Event

Featuring Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson​ ​CEO, In-N-Out Burger

    • Monday, September 25, 2017
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Startup Competition Workshop #2

Lean Startup Design Thinking

    • Monday, October 9, 2017
    • 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Workshop #3: Theology, Culture, & Entrepreneurship

Biola Startup Competition Workshop

    • Monday, October 16, 2017
    • 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Workshop #4: Successfully Writing a Concept Paper

With Laureen Mgrdichian, MBA, Associate Professor of Marketing and Robert Harp, D. Min., Director of Strategic Initiatives

    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat with an Entrepreneur Hosted by the Crowell School of Business

Jadon Gauthier — Producer/Director of the Zach King Team

    • Monday, October 30, 2017
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Fireside Chat with an Entrepreneur Hosted by the Crowell School of Business

Jeff McRobbie — Artist & Co-Founder of Green Olive Arts, an international artist residency in Tetouan, Morocco

    • Monday, November 6, 2017
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Fireside Chat with an Entrepreneur

Brian Martin, Medical Device Engineer & Entrepreneur

    • Monday, November 13, 2017
    • 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat with an Entrepreneur

Sarah Tse, Director, TSE Worldwide Group, Inc. (Biola Alum)

    • Monday, November 20, 2017
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Workshop #5: Writing an Effective Business Plan (REQUIRED)

With Laureen Mgrdichian, MBA, Associate Professor Marketing and Robert Harp, D.MIn., Director of Strategic Initiatives, both of Crowell School of Business

    • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    • 3:30–5:30 a.m.

Workshop #6: Preparing your Financial Forecasts (REQUIRED)

Dr. Juan Castro, Ph.D., Professor of Finance, Crowell School of Business

    • Monday, January 8, 2018
    • 7:30–10 p.m.

Fireside Chat with an Entrepreneur

Luke Womack, Executive Director & Founder of The GO Fund

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

Fireside Chat with an Entrepreneur

Kohl Crecelius, CEO & Co-founder of Krochet Kids International

    • Monday, January 29, 2018
    • 7:30–9 p.m.

Fireside Chat with an Entrepreneur

Brendon Anthony, Co-Founder and CEO of Harvest Craft, Biola Alum '14 Environmental Science

    • Monday, February 5, 2018
    • 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 16, 2017
  • Concept Papers Due
    November 13, 2017
  • Finalists Announced
    December 1, 2017
  • Business Plans Due
    February 23, 2018


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