THE VALIDATOR SESSIONS ARE FINISHED FOR SPRING SEMESTER. WE WILL HOST MORE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR.

The Validator is a program that teaches students how to validate early stage ideas and provides the basic building blocks of being an entrepreneurial thinker.  Students work directly with mentors.

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Time: Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Startup Hub at the Village Center (510 30th St)

Dates: NONE until Fall 2019

Who it's for:

CU Boulder students who have an idea they want to test before turning it into a project or venture

Structure:

  • Drop-ins welcome but RSVPs preferred

  • Provide support for students who fit one of these categories: 1) no idea yet, 2) an idea that hasn't been tested, 3) an idea with a little bit of validation

  • Each night includes about an 1 hour of skill building plus an 1 hour of work time supported by a mentor

  • Mentors are matched with up to 5 teams, and attend weekly sessions

Core content:

  • Problem identification

  • Hypothesis generation

  • Assumption testing

  • Customer discovery

  • Forming a team


Questions? Email innovate@colorado.edu