Innovation Gateway

Upcoming Cohorts

Contact

Grace Trimble, MPA
Program Manager,
Innovation District

grace.trimble@uga.edu
Innovation Hub
210 Spring Street
Athens, GA 30602

Bringing together students, faculty, staff, and community musicians in a multi-week program to explore innovation and entrepreneurship in the music industry. To maximize the cohort experience, it is important to complete all sessions. The schedule below includes a mixture of learning sessions, group project time, and one-on-one coaching. The core learning sessions will be held at the new Innovation Hub at 210 Spring Street. Participants should be prepared to spend 4-5 hours total per week in the program. Please review the schedule prior to applying to ensure you can participate for the entire program.

Applications are now open! The deadline for applying to the Fall 2021 Bootcamp is September 15, 2021.

Fall Schedule

Session 1: October 6
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Networking
  • 5:30 – 6:15 pm: Bootcamp Program Overview
  • 6:15 – 7:15 pm: Kickoff speaker, Q&A
  • 7:15 – 8:15 pm: Cohort Introductions
Session 2: October 13
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Networking
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Introduction to Collaboration and Team Building
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Lessons Learned – Strengths Finder
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (1-hour)
Session 3: October 20
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Networking
  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Introduction to Marketing and Public Relations
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Lessons Learned – Social Media Panel
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (1-hour)
Session 4: October 27
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Arrive, Settle In, and Connect
  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Lessons Learned; Making a Record Panel
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Lessons Learned: Event Production Panel
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (1-hour)
Session 5: November 3
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Arrive, Settle In, and Connect
  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Learning to pitch yourself
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm: Lessons Learned – Storytelling
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (1-hour)
Session 6: November 10
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Arrive, Settle In, and Connect
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Getting Serious – Legal and Accounting
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Lessons Learned – Licensing Panel
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (1-hour)
Session 7: November 17
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Arrive, Settle In, and Connect
  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Pitch Event
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Lessons Learned – Making it Work for You – External Speaker