Wildfire Demo Day & Pitch Competition

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Date(s) - August 28, 2019
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The Garage, Northwestern University

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Wildfire Demo Day & Pitch Competition

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: The Garage, Northwestern University, Evanston
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The Wildfire Pre-Accelerator Program at The Garage seeks to accelerate student teams by giving them additional resources and coaching over a period of 10 weeks. This program aims to help them to reach problem solution fit, and prepare them for the next phase of their ventures whether it’s customer acquisition, growth, fundraising, or applying to accelerators. Wildfire culminates with Demo Day, where students will present their proposal and gain feedback from established judges. This is a program designed to help early-stage ventures learn, grow, and overcome obstacles preventing the launch of their ventures.

Wildfire is comprised of three vital pillars: development of the entrepreneurial toolkit, learning to sell yourself and your idea via pitch practice, and gaining an entrepreneurial mindset. Through thoughtful content workshops, team building activities, and one-on-one guidance, students learn the ABC’s of entrepreneurship, master the art of storytelling, and develop important soft skills like resiliency and the ability to have difficult conversations. Student teams are also offered a stipend to sustain their ventures through the summer.

After Wildfire wraps, student teams pitch their ventures at Demo Day, where a prize pool of $10,000 is up for grabs.

For more information about The Wildfire Pre-Accelerator Program or the Wildfire Demo Day & Pitch Competition, visit https://thegarage.northwestern.edu/about/wildfire/.