Startup Bootcamp Agenda ‘Packs a Punch’ with Dozen Expert Advisors

The full and complete agenda for TechPoint's highly anticipated July 26th Entrepreneur Bootcamp has been released and it's packed with vital startup workshops delivered by some of the areas most respected startup experts. President and CEO Mike Langellier — who built, grew and sold his own startup company, MyJibe, before taking the helm at TechPoint — said he and partners at Ice Miller and Milestone Advisors developed the agenda specifically to address the skills and information needs of early-stage and seed-stage startups and entrepreneurs.
     

 

   Christopher Day   
Navidar Group
  

  Michael Cloran  
DeveloperTown
  

        Tom Walsh       
Ice Miller
  

Shawn Schwegman
former CMO
ChaCha.com

Doug Allgood
Milestone Advisors
  

Haley Altman
Ice Miller
  

Dustin DuBois
Ice Miller
  

Kristine Danz
Ice Miller
  

Jim Schulz
Milestone Advisors
  

Mike Langellier
TechPoint
  

Nicole Wallace
Milestone Advisors
  

Jeff Hoffman
VentureCamp &
ColorJar

What makes the new Entrepreneur Bootcamp different from previous events is its hands-on, interactive nature. There will be very brief presentations by the aforementioned startup expert advisors, but every section of the agenda is structured for starting discussion and getting sound advice to attendees that will help them get their own startups off the ground quickly.

 

In addition to getting expert answers to specific startup questions, attendees will form teams with their fellow entrepreneurial tablemates for small group discussion and peer-to-peer feedback and review of ideas and best practices throughout the day. Attendees can plan on leaving the event with a very clear picture of where they are in the startup process, what they need to achieve to get to the next level, and the right steps and resources to help get them there. 

 

This type of interactive event with this caliber of startup advisors is rare and the 100 entrepreneurs who buy tickets are going to have significant advantages in the marketplace, such as avoiding pitfalls that could take them in the wrong direction, structuring their businesses for maximum benefits, and demystifying the venture capital process.

 

TechPoint's Entrepreneur Bootcamp presented by Ice Miller is on July 26, at Launch Fishers in Fishers, Ind. It is open to the first 100 people who register at www.techpoint.org. The registration fee is $75 (plus credit card processing), which covers the costs of the facility, materials, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages.

 

 


Agenda for TechPoint's Entrepreneur Bootcamp presented by Ice Miller

8:15-8:45 AM:  Registration & Social
Competition: Self-identify participation when they sign for competition and at registration, reconfirm at check in
 
8:45-9:00 AM:  Welcome Remarks  
  • TechPoint and Launch Fishers
  • Include Explanation of Competition
 
9-10:00 AM:  IS THIS IDEA ANY GOOD?
  • Macroeconomic Trends, Featuring Christopher Day, Navidar  (15 mins)

    • Which industries are hot and not? 
    • Where is venture capital investment flowing?
       
  • Microeconomic Considerations, Featuring Michael Cloran, DeveloperTown  (30 mins)

    • Is there a sizable market?
    • Is it an addressable market?
    • Do I have an unfair competitive advantage?
       
  • IP Considerations, Featuring Tom Walsh, Ice Miller  (15 mins)

    • Do I need to hire someone to do a patent search?
    • What is involved?
 
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM – HOW DO I PROVE IT? 
(Speakers: Shawn Schwegman, former ChaCha CMO; Doug Allgood, Milestone Advisors) 
  • Customer & market fit validation (Doug Allgood, Milestone Advisors)
  • Rapid validation marketing tactics (Shawn Schwegman)
 
10:50 AM – 11:00 AM – Break
 
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – HOW DO I STRUCTURE IT?
Featuring Haley Altman and Dustin DuBois, Ice Miller
  • What Entity Should I Consider?  (15 mins)

    • Tax Implications
    • Liability Protection
    • Ability to raise capital
       
  • How Can I Get Equity to the Founders of the Company?

    • What consideration should be given for the equity?
    • Should there be any restrictions on founder equity?
       
  • How Do We Bring on People to Work for Us?

    • Consulting Agreements
    • Confidential Information Invention Assignment Agreements
    • Employment Agreements
       
  • What are my IP Considerations Relative to Structuring my Business?  (15 mins)

    • What is my strategy if my company is on a fund raising path? Or if my company is a little further out of the gate?
    • Is my IP generated by founders? Internal Employees? 3rd parties?
    • Should I conduct infringement searches?
 
11:30-12:15:  HOW DO I FUND IT?  
Featuring:  Moderator: Kristine Danz, Ice Miller
Featuring:  Panel: Jim Schulz, Milestone Advisors, Michael Langellier, HALO Capital/TechPoint
  • Accelerators vs. Angels vs. Funds
  • Standard stages of funding & investor expectations for each
  • Local funding sources & engagement process for each
 
12:15-1:15:  LUNCH
Table to Create Team Name
 
1:15-2:  HOW DO I PITCH IT?
Featuring:  Speakers: Nicole Wallace & Jim Schulz, Milestone
  • Necessary Components of a Pitch (Content)
  • Presentation Style and Strategy (Delivery)
 
2:00 -3:00 PM – ASK THE EXPERTS 
  • Individuals in the Competition to prepare their pitch for the table for the first round of competition
  • Expert Assistance and Interaction
  • Each person at table pitches to and receives feedback from tablemates. 
  • Pitch length requested time:  Under 2 Minutes
 
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM – TABLE COMPETITION
Winner from each table emerges
 
3:20 – 3:40 PM – SWEET 16 PITCH COMPETITION
  • Each Table Winner Competes in Quadrant
  • Expert Assistance and Interaction
  • Pitch Length Requested time:  Under 2 Minutes
 
3:45 PM – FINAL FOUR PITCH COMPETITION
  • Pitch length requested time:  10 Minutes

    • 3:45 – 4:00 PM – Finalist 1
    • 4:00 – 4:15 PM – Finalist 2
    • 4:15 – 4:30 PM – Finalist 3
    • 4:30 – 4:45 PM – Final 4
 
3:45 PM – ASK THE EXPERTS CORNERS AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION
  • Expert Corners

    • Funding (HALO Capital/TechPoint, Mike Langellier and Angel Investors)
    • Legal (Ice Miller Representatives)
    • Strategy (Milestone Advisors)
    • Marketing Testing (Shawn Schwegmann)
 
4:50 PM – WINNER ANNOUNCED
Mike Langellier and Ice Miller Representative
 
5:00 PM – VOICE OF A VETERAN
Featuring, Jeff Hoffman 
 
5:30 PM – CONCLUSION OF BOOTCAMP
 

 
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Ice Miller.


Thanks to our sponsor, Milestone Advisors.


Thanks to our sponsor, Print Resources.


Thanks to our sponsor, DeveloperTown.


And thanks to our host, Launch Fishers.

 

 

 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joshua Hall is editor of techpoint.org. He writes about Indiana tech companies, jobs, people & events. @joshua2349