Upcoming Events

Pioneer Weekend

Date & Time Friday, April 8 - Saturday, April 9 7:00am
Location Grinnell College, Bear Athletic Facility
Contact Ajuna S. Kyaruzi, kyaruzia17@grinnell.edu

Pioneer Weekend 2.0 is the second iteration of a three day innovation competition, sponsored by the Wilson Program, that is being organized to take place on April 8th-10th, 2016. The objective of this event is to bring together student innovators from different backgrounds, to work together in teams of 3-6 people and complete a prototype of an idea that they come up with at the event. It encourages hands-on experiences aspiring student entrepreneurs can find out if their startup ideas might be viable.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, students will bring in their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday afternoon, teams present their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Learn more at https://www.pioneer-weekend.com/


If you win, cash prizes!

$500 1st team

$300 2nd team

$100 3rd team