Innovation Gateway

Upcoming Cohorts

Contact

Allyson Hester
Program Manager,
Innovation Gateway

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

February 23 – April 13
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Spring 2022 Innovation Bootcamp program will examine the unique challenges faced by innovators and entrepreneurs in computing and computer science.

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

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

No session will be held on March 9 due to Spring break.

Applications will be accepted from Jan. 13 – midnight on Jan. 31, 2022.

Spring 2022 Agenda

Session 1: February 23 – Expectations and Introductions
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Networking
  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Bootcamp Program Overview
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Expectations and Introductions
Session 2: March 2 – Self-Awareness and Teams
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Networking
  • 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Lessons Learned – Fanning Personality assessment & facilitation
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Collaboration and Teams in Successful Entrepreneurship
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (30 minutes)
Session 3: March 16 – Embodiment of an Entrepreneur in Computer Science
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Networking
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Lessons Learned: Embodiment of an Entrepreneur in Computer Science
  • 6:30 – 7:00 pm: Commercialization Basics
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm: Keynote Speaker
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (30 minutes)
Session 4: March 23 – Corporate Relevance
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Networking
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Lessons Learned: Customer Focused Innovation
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Lessons Learned: Basics of a Startup
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Lessons Learned: Academic Startups
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (30 minutes)
Session 5: March 30 – Impactful Presentations
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Networking
  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Learning to pitch yourself
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Lessons Learned – The “dos and don’ts of pitching”
  • Office Hours – by appointment during the week (30 minutes)
Session 6: April 6 – Funding
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Networking
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Lessons Learned – Finding and Getting Funding, Available Resources
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Team Project Feedback from Cohort and Coaches / Practice Pitch
    Office Hours – by appointment during the week (30 minutes)
Session 7: April 13 – Pitch and Next Steps
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Networking
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Lessons Learned – Making it Work for You
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Pitch Event
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Celebration

Fall 2022: More information coming soon!