CometX, formerly known as Comet Accelerator, is a seven-week, experiential program that pulls student entrepreneurs into an environment that incubates ideas and engages prospective customers in preparation for the launch of a new business concept. On the final day of class, teams will give a final 5-minute pitch to a panel of guest judges. The first place team will win $2,000 and the second place team will win $500 to go towards their venture.


When: Friday mornings | 10am -12pm

Where: on campus at the Blackstone LaunchPad  (in Parking Structure 3, next to IHOP)


Meet Your Instructor: Shahzil (Shaz) Amin

“Shahzil Amin started his first company in high school. He started his second company in college. By his mid-20s, he’d sold his Dallas-based mobile advertising company, Blue Track Media, to Karlani Capital and was named managing partner at the Philadelphia-based venture capital firm. Its portfolio includes investments in startups, such as Plugged, a headphone company Amin co-founded, and fantasy sports company FanDuel.” DMN





Spring 2018 Schedule:

2/2/18 – Applications due
2/5/18 – Teams announced by e-mail

2/8/18 – Week 1: Intros/MVP (*Only class that will be held on Thursday evening)
2/16/18 – Week 2: Business Model Canvas
2/23/18 – Week 3: Elevator Pitch/Drafting An Executive Summary
3/2/18 – Week 4: Fundraising/Startup Financials
3/9/17 – Week 5: Legal & Intellectual Property
3/23/17 – Week 6: Demo Pitches/Feedback Session
3/30/17 – Week 7: Final Pitches

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