2019 Startup Accelerator Key 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 boot camp weekends is as follows:
Thursdays: 9am - 6pm
Fridays: 9am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9am - 4pm
**Please note that times are subject to change. A schedule will be provided before each bootcamp weekend.
January 23, 2019: Advanced prep work assigned via website
February 8, 2019: Conference call to ask any questions that might have come up in the Jan 8 assignments
February 21-23, 2019: Bootcamp 1
March 21-23, 2019: Bootcamp 2
April 10, 2019: Public Showcase from 5-8 PM at VVM
April 11-13, 2019: Bootcamp 3
May 16-18, 2019: Bootcamp 4
June: Conclusion of Program