The Start Garden team is here to equip you with everything you need to prepare for Demo Day on September 18! View the full schedule of events and meetups leading up to the big day where you can network, plan and participate in Q&A sessions.


Check Pickup Event

July 22 | 5–7 pm
Start Garden

Pick up your $1,000 winnings (ID required), meet and celebrate with your fellow finalists, get your headshot taken, fill out W-9 forms and talk with resource organizations who can help you prepare for Demo Day.

Weekend Bootcamp

August 2 | 5–9 pm
Dinner & Drinks Included
August 3 | 8:30 am–6 pm
Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Drinks Included
Start Garden

A condensed weekend to work through the components of The 100 Executive Summary and flesh out your business with mentors and Start Garden leadership.

Limited space available. RSVP to confirm your spot. Limit to 2 participants per idea.

Founder Lunches

August 7, 14, 21, September 4 & 11 | 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Pochis Restaurant

Grab lunch with Start Garden leadership who will answer your questions and provide feedback.


Virtual Food Business Demo Day Health Dept. Licensing Info Session

August 8 | 5–6 pm

Businesses that will be giving out food samples at Demo Day will need to have the proper licensing to serve the public. This is the opportunity to see what your business will need to participate.

Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 868 8041 0902
Passcode: 170448

Founder Brunches

Every Saturday August 10–September 14 | 12–2 pm
Forty Acres Soul Kitchen & Cognac Bar

Enjoy brunch as you share experiences and ideas with other entrepreneurs. Founders and Start Garden staff will be there to facilitate and provide insight into The 100 process.

Executive Summary/Financial Projections Meetup #1

August 29 | 5–7 pm
Start Garden

Overview of what is expected in the Executive Summary/Financial Projections that judges will review before Demo Day and an opportunity for Q&A.

Final Executive Summary due September 6 at 11:59 pm

Demo Day Logistics Meetup #2

September 10 | 5–7 pm
Start Garden

Overview of the logistics of Demo Day, including load-in, space, schedule, judging, public components and the awards ceremony. This is your final opportunity for Q&A. 

Demo Day

September 18 | 6–9 pm
Calder Plaza

Share your business idea with the public! Ten entrepreneurs will be selected to receive $20,000 to keep incubating their projects and one idea will win the $5,000 Peoples’ Choice award.