Startup Sprint 2023

Dare to Dream, Take the Leap

Are you ready to embark on an entrepreneurial journey like no other? Virginia Tech's Entrepreneurship Club, in partnership with the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs, presents Startup Sprint – your chance to turn innovative ideas into reality in just one week!

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📅 Event Dates

Application Deadline:

Sunday November 5th 11:59PM

Kickoff and Opening Ceremony:

Wednesday November 8th 6PM to 8PM at the Apex Center

Friday Workshops

Friday November 10th

Meet some of the team members at Community Labs to ask questions about the Arweave network.

12:00PM - 3:00PM

Learn how to craft a business model in our business model workshop.

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Saturday Movie Night

Saturday November 11th
Take a break from entreprenuering and come join us to watch the Social Network.
8:00PM - 10:00PM

MVP Submission Deadline:

Monday November 13th 8:00AM

Final Pitch Day:

Wednesday November 15th at the Apex Center

💡 What is Startup Sprint?

Startup Sprint is an event designed to get you to ideate, problem solve, and deploy a startup with speed. There will be food, swag, cash prizes, and workshops for technical and business skill sets. Network with industry experts, local startups, mentors, and have fun with building your ideas!

You will have one week to identify a problem, build a product, and form a business model that you will present in front of a panel of judges.

🌟 Why Should You Join?

Hands-On Experience: You're going to be dropped into a fast-paced environment where you'll have to identify a problem, deploy a solution, and craft a business model.
Workshops: Learn business model creation and Arweave blockchain development from faculty and industry partners.
Skill Development: Learn to use hyper-modern technologies and apply them to a practical problem.
Win $$$: Impress our panel of judges and secure capital. There is over $5000 in prize money!
Boost Your Resume: Add this exciting experience to your resume.

Our Sponsors:

Startup Sprint Sponsors


Can I apply with a startup or product I'm already working on?

No previous work may be done before the event. Any evidence of prior work will result in disqualification. You are free to funnel prize money into previous ventures, however. But your submissions must be developed during the event and no earlier.

Do I need a team to apply?

You do not need a team to participate, but you are encouraged to form teams of up to 4 people.

Do I need to know how to code?

No, you do not need to know how to code. You must still submit a product, however, and this could simply be a landing page made with Wix and a spreadsheet on your end.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

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