Program & Calendar

Program Timeline

  • Registration for Stage 1 & 2 opens: August 15, 2021
  • Stage I (Online): September 7th to 30th, 2021
  • Applications for Stage 2 closes: on August 31, 2021
  • Stage II (Online): September 21st to October 2021
  • Applications for Stage 3 Pitch Competition opens: November 1, 2021
  • Stage III (Online): Panels on November 5 & 9, Competition: December 3, 2021
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 Virtual Calendar

DateCourse     Time 
STAGE 1 Practical Business Skills - Register Here Tuesdays & Thursdays 
9/7/21 Key Steps to Starting your Business 4 pm - 5:30 pm
9/9/21 Microsoft Teams for Business 4 pm - 5:30 pm
9/14/21 OneDrive 4 pm - 5:30 pm
9/16/21  Microsoft 365 Tips & Tricks Overview 4 pm - 5:30 pm
9/21/21  Microsoft Forms and Sway 4 pm - 5:30 pm
9/23/21 Safety & Security 101 4 pm - 5:30 pm
9/28/21 Power Automate 4 pm - 5:30 pm
9/30/21 Rock Your Linkedin Profile 4 pm - 5:30 pm
     
STAGE 2 Small Business Skills Tuesdays & Thursdays 
9/21/21 & 9/23/21 Vet the Venture - Are My Ideas Lucrative? 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
9/28/21 & 9/30/21 Ignite the Entrepreneur in You!  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
10/12/21 & 10/14/21 Financials for Small Business Launch & Growth 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 
10/19/21 & 10/21/21 Sales & Marketing Powered Up  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
10/26/21 & 10/28/21 Minimizing Risk - Protect Your Assets, Your Business & Your Future!  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
     
STAGE 3 LaunchPad  
11/5/21 Veterans Higher Education Panel  
11/19/21 Veterans Entrepreneurship Panel  
     
OPEN   CLOSE
11/1/21 at 9 am Veteran Business Pitch Competition 11/25 at 5 pm
12/1/21  Finalist Pitch Order Announced  
12/3/21  Bold IDEAS Pitch Presentation/Judging and Awards  

Center for Entrepreneurship - Southwest Contact

Ravi Brahmbhatt, MBA

Director, Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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