Upcoming Cohorts

Contact

Allyson Hester
Program Manager,
Innovation Gateway

allyhester@uga.edu
128 Terrell Hall
210 Spring Street
Athens, GA 30602

September 27 – November 8 

Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The fall 2022 Innovation Bootcamp program will examine the unique challenges faced by innovators and entrepreneurs in fine arts.

Curriculum will include a mixture of learning sessions, group projects, and one-on-one coaching.

The program will be held at the Delta Innovation Hub, UGA’s faculty startup incubator, located at 210 Spring St., Athens, GA 30602.

Applications will be accepted from Jul. 14 – midnight on Aug. 24, 2022.

Applications are closed

Fall 2022 Innovation Bootcamp for Creatives
Session 1: September 27 – Mindset and Introduction
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Bootcamp Program Overview
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Expectations and Introductions
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Mindset
Session 2: October 4 – Self-Awareness and Application to Working in Teams
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 7:30 pm: Real Colors Personality Instrument
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Collaboration and Teams in Successful Entrepreneurship
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (30 minutes)
Session 3: October 11 – Startup & Commercialization Basics
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Customer Focused Innovation
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Basics of a Startup & Academic Startups
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Team Project work
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (30 minutes)
Session 4: October 18 – Marketing, Brand Development and IP
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Marketing
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: IP
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Keynote Speaker
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (30 minutes)
Session 5: October 25 – Impactful Presentations
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 6:30 pm: The Art of Pitching
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: The “dos and don’ts of pitching”
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Team Project work
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (30 minutes)
Session 6: November 1 – Money & Pitch Coaching
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Finding and Getting Funding, Available Resources
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Team Project Feedback from Cohort and Coaches / Practice Pitch
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (30 minutes)
Session 7: November 8 – Pitch and Next Steps
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Making it Work for You
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Pitch Event
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Celebration and Next Steps

 

January 19 – March 2 

Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The spring 2023 Innovation Bootcamp program will examine the unique challenges faced by innovators and entrepreneurs of color.

Curriculum will include a mixture of learning sessions, group projects, and one-on-one coaching.

The program will be held at the Delta Innovation Hub, UGA’s faculty startup incubator, located at 210 Spring St., Athens, GA 30602.

Applications are closed 

Spring 2023 Innovation Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs of Color

Session 1: January 19 – Setting the Tone and Introduction

  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:10 – 6:30 pm: Bootcamp Program Overview/Get-to-know your cohort
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Entrepreneurship as the Journey of Self Q&A or Fireside Chat
Session 2: January 26 – Self-Awareness and Application to Working in Teams
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 7:30 pm: CliftonStrengths Personality Instrument
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Collaboration and Teams in Successful Entrepreneurship
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week
Session 3: February 2 – Startup Basics & Customer Discovery
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Foundation of a Startup Checklist
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Customer Focused Innovation
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Business Model Canvas + Participant Practice
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week
Session 4: February 9 – Marketing, Brand Development and IP
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 5:15 pm: The Story of Rashe’s Cuisine
  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm: Navigating & Anticipating Trouble Zones
  • 6:15 – 7:15 pm: Marketing/Branding Panel
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: IP overview
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week
Session 5: February 16 – Impactful Presentations
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Learning to Pitch Yourself
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Storytelling and Other Effective Pitching Strategies
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Mindset Shift and Project Work
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week
Session 6: February 23 – Funding & Pitch Coaching
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:10 – 6:30 pm: Finding and Getting Funding, Available Resources Panel
  • 6:40 – 7:45 pm: Team Project Feedback from Coaches / Refine and Practice Pitch
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week
Session 7: March 2 – Pitch and Next Steps
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Networking
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Making it Work for You Keynote
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Pitch Event
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Celebration and Next Steps