About Fairfield StartUp
Fairfield StartUp is a year-long entrepreneurship program where students create, develop and pitch their own business ideas! The program concludes with the Fairfield StartUp Showcase; a “Shark Tank” style entrepreneurship competition. Students get the opportunity to negotiate live with investors for seed money to start their business. $30K was awarded last year! Students participating in StartUp work alongside alumni and local business mentors throughout the year to hone their business ideas and pitch presentations skills for the final showcase on April 18th. Interested in competing? Join us at a Fairfield StartUp Event where you will learn how to launch your own business idea and create or join a team.
Fairfield StartUp: Business Model Essentials Webinar
Thursday, November 10 2022 at 5:00 PM EST
Have a business idea or interested in joining an existing team for the Fairfield Startup Showcase? The Business Model Essentials Webinar is Part 1 of a two part workshop for students interested in competing in the Showcase Qualifiers. It’s also a great event for those just interested in learning more about entrepreneurship. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of how to build a successful business plan, network with mentors and potential team members, and learn the next steps on how to compete in this “Shark Tank” style competition for real startup funding.
- The questions one needs to ask before writing a business plan
- How an idea translates into a sustainable business
- What priorities does a company need to address continually as it grows and evolves
- The target audience is people who have a product or service in mind but don’t know how to frame it for investors
This event will be held virtually over Zoom and registration is required.
Fairfield StartUp: Pitch Prep Workshop
Wednesday, November 16 2022 at 5:00 PM
RM: DSB, 201
Have a business idea or interested in joining an existing team for the Fairfield Startup Showcase? The Pitch Prep Workshop is Part 2 for students interested in competing in the Showcase Qualifiers. Attendees will work with prospective mentors on potential StartUp ideas, connect with potential team mentors, and prep pitches for the December Qualifiers. Learn the next steps on how to compete in this “Shark Tank” style competition for real StartUp funding. Develop your business plan, build your team, and network with mentors! This event will be held in DSB, Room 201. Students can register on Life@Fairfield