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Valdosta State University Entrepreneurship Weekend Idea Sprint in Response to COVID-19 (April 3-5)

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Recognizing the need for collaborative cross-functional solutions to the COVID-19 situation, The Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration adapted the “idea sprint” process (Started by Jake Knapp at Google in 2010) and now used by today’s most innovative firms to focus on helping our 41-County Service Area communities and beyond navigate this pandemic.

The goals of VSU’s Weekend Idea Sprint program includes expanding awareness of the many pain points associated with the virus outbreak and response, championing collective efforts to develop solutions, and if viable orchestrating a collective response through social entrepreneurship and volunteerism.

The best part about this Weekend Idea Sprint is that its 100% Online and you can join our effort from any location! Regardless of major or entrepreneurial experience, we can use your talents to help members throughout VSU’s 41-County Service Area and beyond!

Schedule Overview (April 3-5, 2020):

Friday (5:30 pm): Launch and join a team to discuss pain points and begin to develop an idea.

Saturday (All Day): Continue design sprint and work on project

Sunday (All Day): Finalize idea and prototype, create pitch videos. Evening Virtual Reception

Want to Join VSU’s Weekend Idea Sprint as a Student, Mentor, or Community Supporter? Click this Microsoft Team Link No Later than 1 April 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

For more information, please contact Matt Kolakowski at