In the Fall of 2017, I had the great experience of presenting at demo day for a program called The Commons located in Milwaukee. Some of you, however, might not have heard about my experiences in this 10 week program, so I’d like to give you a quick overview.
Kickoff weekend feels like a lifetime ago. We took two days to get to know the other 75 or so students from surrounding schools who were also participating in the program. We also took part in some very fast-paced and intense ideation sessions, which really made me feel like I got to tap into my creativity and increase my appreciation for post-it notes.
There was a mix of groups you could be matched with: both businesses and student startup ideas. I was matched with one of my top choices, a student startup idea called Job Swipe. Throughout the next few weeks, we worked on finding out target market, their problem, and more ideation, which included more post-its and narrowing down what we thought we wanted to actually incorporate into our website’s design.
Bizjournals.com wrote a piece on demo day which you can read here.
You can also take a look at our slideshow below.