Member Event

Ramp Up Weekend 6

Friday, November 21, 2014
– Sunday, November 23, 2014
Friday: RRC Roblin Centre Room P107 Sat & Sun: Asper Exec Centre 2nd Floor, 177 Lombard
11:00 pm – 2:00 am

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RAMP UP WEEKEND
Ramp Up Weekends pull together developers, designers, makers, and entrepreneurs to build minimum viable products (MVPs) in 55 Hours!
The event isn’t entirely about how many startups succeed or launch – It’s about building deep relationships among the attendees, learning, and taking the first steps towards entrepreneurship – In Manitoba!
This event gives supporting sponsors the opportunity to get right in the trenches with teams as they build the next big thing! This transforms your brand in the eyes of some of our province’s best and brightest talent in technology and innovation.
WHAT HAPPENS IN 55 HOURS?
Friday
Attendees will have 60 seconds to pitch each ideas. Ideas are not needed to attend a Ramp Up Weekend! After all ideas pitched, everyone votes their 3 favorite ideas. With the most interesting ideas gaining traction, teams begin to form into cross-functional groups (design, dev, business, etc). Rest of Friday evening is spent brainstorming and planning for MVP build Sat and Sun.
Saturday
It’s all day building. Logos and websites created, product mocked up and built, customer validation happening – it’s an entrepreneurial tornado! Mentors float from team to team asking tough questions and helping teams survive the ‘pivots’ ahead.
Sunday
Continued building and another round of mentorship. Pitch Prep sessions will be available for teams looking to scrub their pitches. After dinner, it’s time to pitch the judges. Teams will have 5 min to pitch, and 5min of Q&A. After the awards are handed out and the teams catch their breath, we hope to see these startups move on and launch right here in Winnipeg!
LOCATION:
FRIDAY
Red River College Princess Campus (Room A109)
SATURDAY
ASPER EXECUTIVE CENTER
177 Lombard Ave, 2nd Floor (Above Boa Lounge)
Our digs for the weekend! Breakout rooms, lots of natural light, wifi, and flexible space for your creative juices to flow.
There is a parkade directly behind the venue, and street parking should work great Friday night and Sunday.
ROUGH TIMELINE
FRIDAY AT RED RIVER COLLEGE
6PM-7PM –Registration and Mingle
7PM-9PM – 60 sec Idea Pitches & Form Teams
SATURDAY AT ASPER EXECUTIVE CENTER
9AM – Breakfast
Work work
10AM – 2PM World Trade Centre Market Research Assitance
12PM – Lunch
Work work (mentorship)
5PM Dinner
work work
Get Some Shut Eye (optional)
SUNDAY AT ASPER EXECUTIVE CENTER
9AM – Breakfast
work work (mentorship)
12PM – Lunch
Polish off Pitches and MVPs (Mentorship)
4PM Dinner
5PM Pitches/Judging
7:30PM Awards

Friday: RRC Roblin Centre Room P107 Sat & Sun: Asper Exec Centre 2nd Floor, 177 Lombard
Friday: RRC Roblin Centre Room P107
Sat & Sun: Asper Exec Centre 2nd Floor, 177 Lombard
Winnipeg , MB