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Posted On: 8 March 2017 04:58 pm
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Quick Start up

Sylvana Georgy
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Quick Startup 2017

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is pleased to announce Quick Startup 2017, a training program for budding entrepreneurs that will take place over three days. Mentored by seasoned professionals, students will begin the program with nothing more than a concept and end with a business plan and investor pitch. Interested participants should pre-enroll by March 12, 2017 by sending an email to [email protected].

Formal registration will take place at Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 4 p.m.

College graduates are also welcome and can sign up at:


Thursday, March 16, 2017

4:00-5:00 pm: Registration and welcome packets (Moot Boardroom)

5:00-5:30 pm: Welcome and introduction to Quick Startup (Moot Boardroom)

5:30-6:30 pm: Teams form, set up workspace and discuss ideas (East Walkway)

6:30-7:30 pm: Dinner and networking (Assembly Area)

7:30-10:00 pm: Pitching, idea voting, formalizing teams and taking an inventory of skills, discussing the resources and skills needed for the weekend ahead, preparing pitches (East Walkway)

Friday, March 17, 2017

2:00-2:30 pm: Arrival and coffee break (Assembly Area)

2:30–5:30 pm: Consumer contact outing to Al Hazm Mall (roundtrip transfers from CMU-Q)

5:30-6:30 pm: Call for needs and skills, one-on-one coaching/mentoring of teams (East Walkway)

6:30-7:30 pm: Dinner and networking (Assembly Area)

7:30-10:00 pm: Practice pitches, check-in, status reports, call for help(East Walkway)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

9:00-9:30 am: Arrival and breakfast (Assembly Area)

9:30-11:30 am: Call for help (East Walkway)

11:30 am-12:30 pm: Lunch (Assembly Area)

12:30-2:30 pm: Coaching and mentoring of teams (East Walkway)

2:30-5:00 pm: Prepare presentations (East Walkway)

3:30-4:30 pm: Coffee Break (Assembly Area)

5:00-7:30 pm: Final presentations and panelist feedback (Moot Boardroom)

7:30-8:00 pm: Certificates and awards (Moot Boardroom)

8:00-9:00 pm: Dinner and networking (Assembly Area)