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Competition Schedule

Competition Schedule

The Draper Competition culminates in a celebration of all things entrepreneurial—including the annual Festival of Women Entrepreneurs, an entrepreneurs’ career fair, virtual reality stations, an augmented-reality experience, food trucks and a battle of the bands.

Thursday, April 4

5 p.m. Semi-finalists' Registration
6 p.m. Dinner and networking

You can connect with others and view the event online or on your mobile phone by downloading the SCHED app on Android or iPhone. Search for 2019 Draper or visit: 

Friday, April 5

9:00 a.m. Semi-Finalists' Presentations
Each team has 3 minutes to present to a panel of judges followed by 5 minutes of q&a
(concurrent by track; not open to the public)
1:30 p.m. Mobile Taste of the Valley (wristband required)
4 food trucks begin serving - The Dogfather, Holyoke Hummus, Log Rollin' and Sun Kim Bop
2 p.m. Festival of Women Entrepreneurs
4 p.m. Welcome - President Kathleen McCartney
4:10 p.m. Introdution and Review of Rules - Endi Mato '19
4:15 p.m. Final Pitch Round
Each finalist team has 90 seconds to pitch to a panel of distinguished judges followed by 3.5 minutes of q&a
5:15 p.m. Keynote: Emily Levy, Co-Founder and CEO, Mighty Well and 2016 Draper Competition Winner
5:45 p.m. Break
6:15 p.m. Announcement of 2019 Draper Competition winners
8 p.m. Battle of the Bands (Davis Ballroom; cash bar)

The event is free and open to the public at the Smith College Indoor Track and Tennis Center 106 Lower College Lane.

Download the "Draper AR 2019" from the App Store to particpate in the 2019 augmented reality scavenger hunt.