Overview

The Risingstars Boot Camp, presented by Techstars, is an intense 2-day program to help early-stage entrepreneurs build viable, sustainable and revenue-generating technology start-up companies. Participants will receive intensive hands-on guidance and coaching on their business models directly from Techstars mentors and other successful entrepreneurs. The Boot Camp will culminate with a Demo Day presentation to potential investors. The goal of Techstars' Risingstars Boot Camp is to extend start-up opportunities to demographic groups that are currently underrepresented in the technology start-up community.

  • The Boot Camp will begin on Thursday, July 3rd and end on Saturday, July 5th.
  • Up to 25 early-stage minority entrepreneurs will be selected to participate. 
  • Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2014.
  • Participants will selected by May 15, 2014.

Prizes

  • One Entrepreneur will be selected to become a PowerMoves.NOLA fellow and receive a $50,000 investment. Learn about PowerMoves.NOLA Fellowships.
  • One participant will be awarded a $25,000 cash prize. 
  • Risingstars will also select up to five entrepreneurs to join their mentorship program.
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THE RISINGSTARS BOOT CAMP WILL CULMINATE WITH A DEMO DAY PRESENTATION TO POTENTIAL INVESTORS