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Event | Stage Dates
Registration Opens  
Last day to register April 30
20 selected startups to be announced
LEAN LAUNCHPAD program sessions:
Lean Startup Methodology and Tools
Unique Value Proposition
Critical thinking and Decision making
Understand the Market and Customer Engagement
Business Strategy
1:1 business strategy consultation
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance
VC Perspective
Funding opportunities
Legal aspects in venture creation
Startup essentials
May 30 – July 19
Completion of the final screening process, and the announcement of the 5 finalists
Finalist's schedule September 12, 19
Competition day TBD


Event | Stage Time
Opening session, Lean Startup methodology and tools May 30
Unique Value Proposition, Business Canvas review #1 June 6
Critical thinking and decision making June 7
Understand your market and Customer engagement June 12–17
Storytelling, Business Canvas review #2 June 20–21
Business strategy, 1:1 business strategy consultation June 27–29
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance, Funding opportunities, VC Perspective, Business Canvas review #2.5 July 4
Legal aspects in Venture creation, Startup essentials, Business Canvas review #3 July 11
Graduation July 19
Finalists coaching sessions September 12, 19