Startup Gauntlet is for teams of three to four entrepreneurs. Because of the intensive nature of the class, we don't allow for solo participants.
This is a short, yet intensive program. You must commit to attend every week. It isn't fair to your teammates or other teams if you miss weekly sessions, and we may ask you to leave.
You and your team will experience real-world contact with potential customers throughout our program in order to develop your target market segment.
Analyze your results and appropriately update your business model canvas based on what was learned. Get feedback. Give feedback. The point is to experiment, learn, and repeat.
Face-to-face lectures and online content provide instructional materials to attendees and create a platform by which you can collaborate, present, discuss, and share ideas. You're learning for life.
Upon completion, we expect our program graduates to understand the components behind the business model canvas and to effectively implement it in your future business endeavors.
It's because most start executing prior to establishing a sound business model or defining their target customer segment.
Do you want to learn how to create a scalable and profitable business model? You don't need to have an idea or a product. This is about experimentation and design, and we'll help you along the way.Apply Now
This free, limited access program teaches you to identify the core of your business model - your customer segment and value proposition, also known as product-market fit. You may discover your idea isn't as sound as you hoped, and that's okay. Better to find out now than after spending time and resources to learn you were wrong...the hard way. We'll teach you to define an MVP (minimum viable product) to test your vision in front of real customers.Ready to Apply?
Assistant Vice President, FSU Office of Commercialization
Visiting Faculty, Office of Commercialization
Interested students (and faculty) may attend the open info session on to meet facilitators, other student-entrepreneurs, and possibly form teams.
5PM, Dirac Science Library Instruction Lab (room 216).
Bring your FSU ID, a note pad and writing tool. Dress is always casual.
You must apply and be accepted to attend.
Email us your questions or concerns.