founder institute startup pitch bootcamp

If you have an idea for a startup that could use some refinement, then join us for the Startup Ideation Bootcamp. In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas and even recruit potential co-founders. What are the components of a great idea? How do you know if you are working in an attractive market? How do you validate that your idea is great?


Mark Adkins (Founder & President, Smart Hammer Innovation)

Barry Rabkin (Chief Marketing Officer, Identified Technologies)

Greg Coticchia (Executive director of CMU’s new Masters of Science in Product Management)

Who should Attend?

Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company

Anyone who would like feedback on their idea or pitch

Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder

What are some of the Topics?

What are the components of good and bad startup ideas

How to check the quality of your own idea

What are the attributes of attractive markets

How to validate your idea with users and customers and more…

What is the Agenda?

Welcome and Socializing Introduction to the Founder Institute

Expert Talks on Startup Ideas

Question and Answer

Idea Workshop

Speed Idea Pitching

Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

We want to take a moment to thank our partners!

Event Partners

This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit


Wednesday January 10, 2018,

6-8 p.m.

TrueFit, 501 Grant Street, Suite #1025