April 10th - April 17th, 2020
Each day will follow a general theme, such as picking a problem or creating a team or finding the right solution. We want you to work at your own pace. This schedule is a guide for how the week will look.
1. A brief morning email with the agenda for the day & any helpful resources (9 am PST)
2. Speaker fireside chat with time to ask live questions over Zoom Video Call (Timings vary)
3. A brief nightly close email with any more updates or resources (9 pm PST)
Each day will follow this framework
Friday, April 10th (Day 0): Event Kick-off
Saturday, April 11th (Day 1) theme: Find a team (you are free to work alone also if you want!)
Sunday, April 12th (Day 2) theme: Pick a problem
Monday, April 13th (Day 3) theme: User Empathy
Tuesday, April 14th (Day 4) theme: Designing a Solution
Wednesday, April 15th (Day 5) theme: Bringing it all together
Thursday, April 16th (Day 6) theme: How to make a great pitch
Friday, April 17th (Day 7) theme: Submitting Your Project!
Saturday, April 18th: Judging Review Period
Sunday, April 18th: Winners Announced!
11:59 PM PST
Submit Your Project!
We are amazed by all your hard work. Today is the day to submit it! You will be submitting your project via a 2-3 minute recorded video demoing your project as well as along with a few questions to fill out at the end of the week which will then be judged by a panel of top venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. All projects must be submitted 11:59 PST.
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Fireside Chat with Edward Hartman
Edward is co-founder of LegalZoom and currently a partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners. Edward created LegalZoom in 1999 with two of his friends and grew it to be the one best-known legal brand in the United States. In this fireside chat, he will discuss his journey as an entrepreneur.
10:00 - 10:30 AM PST
Fireside Chat with Dan Kan
Dan is the co-founder of Cruise Automation and Fortune’s 40 under 40. Cruise is one of the leading developers of self-driving cars. In 2016, General Motors acquired Cruise Automation for over $1 billion. In this fireside chat with time for live Q&A, we will discuss the experiences from his childhood that led Dan to create and lead one of the biggest self-driving companies in the world at 29 years-old.
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm PST
Important introductory remarks about how communication will happen during the event, criteria for judging, how to get help, as well as time for you to ask any questions you might have. Once the kick-off is over, the innovation begins! We'll send you the Discord server at that time.
10:00 - 10:30 am PST
Fireside Chat with Mada Seghete
After doing her MBA from Stanford, Mada co-founded Branch. Branch's software is used by some largest apps in the world including Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, Ticketmaster, Tinder, Starbucks, and Yelp. In this fireside chat with time for live Q&A, we will discuss among many topics industries being transformed in the next 10-years and how she created and led a company with over 500 employees.
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Fireside Chat with Ari Nazem
Ari is the sophomore class president at Stanford University studying Evolutionary Design! When Ari was in 10th grade he co-founded a company that raised $150k investment. Now Ari is leading the design firm Orion Creative and the design-thinking boot camp Kairon.
All of Saturday
Judging Review Period
The judges will spend the whole of Saturday reviewing all the amazing projects that you have created over the last week! We're so proud of you!
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Fireside Chat with Aaref Hilaly
Aaref is currently a partner at Wing Capital and a former partner at Sequoia Capital and has worked with the founders of enduring companies like Guardant Health, Clearwell Systems, and knows what it takes to make a great pitch. This is perfect for our theme of the day.
Sunday, April 19th: Winners Announced!
Sunday 1 pm
At this time, we will announce the winners the judges have deliberated over Zoom!! We hope you had a ton of fun and took away some awesome experiences!