2018 Startup Accelerator Key Dates
REQUIRED 2018 Startup Accelerator Program Dates
All events take place in downtown Springfield, MA
Core training, meetings, and events are held in "one long weekend a month" bootcamps, featuring hands-on training, expert-led lectures, peer collaboration, advisor office hours, and practice judging rounds. In addition, workshops cover strategy, innovation, marketing, sales, team-building, operating best practices, fundraising, and term sheets for valuations. Teams then participate in a public showcase and rounds of competition for awards.
The general timeline of bootcamp weekends is as follows:
Fridays: 9am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9am - 6pm
Sundays: 9am - 4pm
**Please note that times are subject to change. A schedule will be provided before each bootcamp weekend.
January 8, 2018: Advanced prep work assigned via website
January 24, 2018: Conference call to ask any questions that might have come up in the Jan 8 assignments
February 2-4, 2018: Bootcamp 1
March 2-4, 2018: Bootcamp 2
April 5, 2018: Public Showcase from 5-8 PM at VVM
April 6-8, 2018: Bootcamp 3
May 4-5, 2018: Semi-Final Competition
May 24, 2018: Finalist Competition, Cohort Showcase & Awards Party
Start time will vary based on whether or not you are a finalist - this will be posted by May 10th.