On June 10th, Real Industry welcomed 9 extraordinarily bright students to join us in San Francisco for Real Startup 2019. Real Startup is an intensive two-week entrepreneurship program for student entrepreneurs pursuing ventures in music, media, and entertainment technology. The students spent 10 days pitching their ideas and receiving raw feedback from leaders in the industries they hope to operate in. On the last day of the program, each team delivered got a chance to share their learnings and plans for the future with their new network they built along the way. You can check out their final presentations here.
Here's some fast facts and figures on Real Startup 2019:
10 students hailing from universities all over the world
13 fantastic host companies during site visits, including Facebook, Twitter, Dolby, Pandora, Eventbrite, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, Smule and more.
50+ mentors from various and diverse areas of industry.
Ventures across soundproof karaoke boxes in public spaces, an app that creates an immersive experience that allow you to learn about other cultures through music, a personalized online department store, and a platform for artists to measure their success.
Real Startup is made possible thanks to our generous corporate sponsors. Thank you to Brainworx & Plugin-Alliance, VEVA Sound, Stashimi, iZotope, Pro Sound Effects, Native Instruments, Zoom, and Polsinelli.
Our schedule this year (and in years past) was jam packed from the second the students arrived in San Francisco. Students hustled all over the city, Silicon Valley, and beyond as some of their dream companies opened up their doors and shared their stories of how they got to where they are. For even more detail on the daily activities of the cohort check out the full schedule here: https://realstartup2019.sched.com/.
Welcome!; IP for Startups 101; IP Law Q&A, Storytelling with Dave Hill, Jr.
Avid and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Milestones Makers Program; Masterclass on Avid's Path and Mentor Q&A with Ed Gray; Happy Hour Wrap
Fireside Chat; Facility Tour with Greg Patterson
Masterclasses on Hardware, User-Generated Content, and the Music Ecosystem, Demos, and Mentor Sessions
Industrial Design & Product Design Challenge
Smule and Sandbox Suite
Usability Testing & Music Industry Conversation
Pandora and Twitter
Q&A with Product Design Team; Q&A Science Team, Twitter for Business, Pitch Practice
Campus Tour; Discussion about becoming a leader in the tech and arts industry
SAP.iO and Galvanize
Investment Preparedness, Mentor Hours, Closing dinner with SUBPAC
Final Reception with presentations from each team
Thank you to all of the fantastic hosts of Real Startup 2019!
Real Industry was thrilled by the engagement and focus the Real Startup 2019 Cohort displayed, and our mentors were similarly impressed. For a full list of the amazing mentors who participated in this program, click here: https://realstartup2019.sched.com/directory/speakers
The two-weeks of jam-packed experiential learning and networking went by fast, but this fantastic group of young entrepreneurs made every day count. Now it’s your turn to meet the cohort:
On June 20th, the last day of Real Startup, each team delivered final presentations at our closing reception.
The Real Industry team could not be happier with the results of Real Startup 2019. Supporting young entrepreneurs is a task we passionately pursue, and doing so with our network of world-class mentors and fantastic partner companies during this program was exceptionally rewarding.
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