The Student Innovation Idea Lab, in association with co-hosts Western University of Health Sciences and CPP Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, hosted the Pomona 3 Day Startup, a weekend long event that allows startup teams to take their ideas through a vigorous program to help the teams develop real-world solutions to the presented problem.
On the first day, participants were given the opportunity to briefly pitch their ideas to room, and then the most popular ideas were selected. 6 teams were then formed from all the participants.
The second day involved building the idea, and covering modules about target markets and the Business Model Canvas. Participants were then sent away from the Bronco Student Center to conduct customer discovery, and talk to their potential target market. Mentors assisted the participants and they pitched their initial ideas on Saturday night. We also hosted a Pumpkin Carving competition with many interesting takes on the classic pumpkin.
The final day involved polishing the pitch, and building on the feedback from the mentors.
Thank you to all the amazing participants, mentors, panelists and sponsors for this amazing event! We hope to see you at our next events!