2:00 PM14:00

(Sat) Mastermind

Mastermind is a peer-only group session. We recommend that each startup gets 20 minutes to discuss their goals with their group, what they’ve achieved and what they would like help with. That being said, you can use this time as you see fit.

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1:30 PM13:30

(Sat) Wellness Roundtable

lind Drawing | Duration: 10-15 minutes | Purpose: Clear Communication

Description: Clear communication is key for any group that needs to work together and this game will show your team why it is so important, and how to improve. Everyone will need to break up into groups of two and be seated back to back. One will be given a writing utensil and paper and the other will be given a picture. The person with the photo will have to describe the image in the best detail they can, without saying what the picture actually is. The other will have to try to draw it. The picture might be a house or a banana, but they can only describe the characteristics and shapes that make up the image. Once the time is up, review the drawing and reflect on how strong the communication was between the two.

Reverse the roles and have them try again.

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9:00 AM09:00

(Sat) Pitching

Confirmed Judges:

  • Vinnie Daboul

  • David O’Leary

  • Ruby Maddox

  • Amaad Rivera

  • Loren Busby

  • Kate Putnam

  • Scott Maloney

  • Joon Shin

Startups Pitching

  • FrontMe

  • HD Gene

  • Kinsfolk

  • PartRunner

  • PositiveHire

  • Autodrop3D

  • ContentPair

  • International Cannabis Certification Institute (ICCI)

  • TEO

  • Thimble.io

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3:30 PM15:30

(Thur) Office Hours

William J. Bernat
Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Scott Foster
Business and Entrepreneurial Attorney, Bulkley Richardson

Sarah Willey
Counsel, Bulkley Richardson

Adrienne Ellman
M&A and PE Transactional Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

Brendan Burke
Senior Corporate Associate, Foley Hoag LLP

Jason Roche
Associate, Foley Hoag LLP

Mike Davis
Retired UMass Librarian

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1:00 PM13:00

(Thur) Icebreaker - Birthday Lineup

The goal of this team building challenge is to have everyone line up in the order of his or her birthday (Month/Day)… without speaking! The group must think of a creative way to communicate with one another using body language. Once everyone has lined up, go down the line and have each person share their birthday and see how well they did.

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9:30 AM09:30

(Thur) Morning Video Session

Each team will spend 5 minutes with our marketing guru, Robyn, to film a quick video about their company.


  1. Name

  2. Startup Name

  3. In-a-Tweet

  4. What’s the most important thing you learned while at VVM?

  5. Who’s the most interesting person you’ve met here?

  6. What are you going to do after VVM?

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