Schedule of Events


The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge includes four rounds of competition judging, as well as a full slate of boot camps, clinics, and coaching sessions to help you get your venture to launch. Teams are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these resources. It is important to register for each event in advance, so that we have an accurate count of attendees for the purposes of room reservation, catering, materials, and general interest. 

For a printable version of the dates below, download the At-a-Glance Calendar. You can also pick up a poster-sized copy of the At-a-Glance Calendar from the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs offices on the 4th floor of Tisch Hall.



Kick-Off & Info Session


Wed, 09/13/2017 • 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Boot Camp 1: Venture Concept Innovation


Sun, 09/17/2017 • 09:00 am - 04:00 pm



Teammate Hunt


Mon, 09/25/2017 • 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Coaching Sessions 1


Thu, 09/28/2017 • 04:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Coaching Sessions 1


Fri, 09/29/2017 • 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm



Insider Tips: How to Make the Most of the Challenge (and Maybe Even Win!)


Wed, 10/04/2017 • 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Competition Entry Deadline


Thu, 10/05/2017 • 01:00 pm - 01:00 pm



Measuring Social Impact Clinic


Thu, 10/12/2017 • 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Ask Me Anything: Industry Experts


Tue, 10/17/2017 • 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Boot Camp 2: Research Synthesis & Opportunity Identification


Sun, 10/22/17 • 09:00 am - 04:00 pm



Boot Camp 2: Research Synthesis & Opportunity Identification


Sun, 10/22/17 • 09:00 am - 04:00 pm



Branding for Startups


Thu, 10/26/17 • 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm



Coaching Sessions 2


Thu, 11/02/2017 • 04:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Coaching Sessions 2


Fri, 11/03/2017 • 04:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Legal Forum for Startups


Tue, 11/07/2017 • 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Judging Round 1: Opportunity Summary due


Thu, 11/09/2017 • 01:00 pm



Quarter-finalists announced


Wed, 11/22/2017 • 05:00 pm



Presentation Skills Clinic


Wed, 11/29/2017 • 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm



Judging Round 2: Quarter-finals


Fri, 12/15/2017 • 12:00 - 07:00 pm



Team Photos


Tue, 12/19/2017 • 08:00 am - 01:00 pm



Team Photos


Wed, 12/20/2017 • 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm



Concept Board materials due


Thu, 01/11/2018 • 01:00 pm - 01:00 pm



Boot Camp 3: Prototyping and Concept Testing


Sun, 02/04/2018 • 09:00 am - 04:00 pm



Coaching Sessions 3


Fri, 02/09/2018 • 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm



Coaching Sessions 3


Tue, 02/13/2018 • 04:00 pm - 07:30 pm



How to Make an Explainer Video Clinic


Thu, 02/15/2018 • 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Venture Showcase


Wed, 02/21/2018 • 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Boot Camp 4: Business Model Strategy


Sun, 03/04/2018 • 09:00 am - 02:00 pm



Coaching Sessions 4


Wed, 03/21/2018 • 04:00 pm - 07:30 pm



Coaching Sessions 4


Fri, 03/23/2018 • 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm



Boot Camp 5: How to Pitch


Sun, 03/25/2018 • 09:00 am - 02:00 pm



Startup Plan & Explainer Video due


Thu, 03/29/2018 • 01:00 pm - 01:00 pm



Judging Round 3: Semi-finals


Fri, 04/06/2018 • 01:00 pm - 07:00 pm



Finalists' Info Session


Tue, 04/10/2018 • 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm



Coaching Sessions 5


Fri, 04/13/2018 • 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm



Final Startup Plan & Explainer Video due


Wed, 04/25/2018 • 01:00 pm - 01:00 pm



Judging Round 4: Finals & Award Ceremony


Fri, 05/4/2018 • 12:00 pm - 09:00 pm



Winners' Milestone Meetings


Mon, 05/14/2018 • 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm



Winners' Milestone Meetings


Tue, 05/15/2017 • 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm