LWOW Original is an intensive experience. LWOW Original runs from January–April. Mandatory LWOW Live sessions are held on Wednesdays at 22:00 UTC. Additionally, students are expected to schedule meetings with their Team Leaders and Mentors, as well as meet Deliverables as assigned by the LWOW Team. Scroll down for a detailed timeline.

LWOW O Timeline (at-a-glance)


LWOW O Timeline (detailed)

Week of/date Week # Event
01 Jan n/a Tech training (self-scheduled; choose one of the three days)
03 Jan n/a Tech training (self-scheduled; choose one of the three days)
04 Jan n/a Tech training (self-scheduled; choose one of the three days)
19 Jan 1 KickOff, Day 1 (attendance at both days required)
20 Jan 1 KickOff, Day 2 (attendance at both days required)
25 Jan 2 Deadline: Schedule all meetings (w/LWOW Team, Shadow Team)
30 Jan 3 Webinar #1: You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea: The art of problem refinement
04 Feb 4 Meeting: First 3 Steps
18 Feb 6 Shadow Team Week #1
20 Feb 6 Webinar #2: Tell Me A Tale, Sell Me A Story: Constructing, scripting, and relaying the consumer story
25 Feb 7 Meeting: 5 Step Walkthrough
04 Mar 8 Meeting: Business Coach (self-scheduled)
06 Mar 8 Webinar #3: If You Build It, Will They Come? A workshop on the what, how, and why of prototyping
11 Mar 9 Meeting: External Pitch Coach
13 Mar 9 Webinar #4: Strategies for Success: The mechanics and meaning of a business plan
18 Mar 10 Meeting: Branding + Presentation Guidance
20 Mar 10 Webinar #5: Why Do We Matter, Who Do We Stand For, and Who Is the Enemy? Key concepts for success in branding and marketing
25 Mar 11 Meeting: Business Coach (self-scheduled)
25 Mar 11 Shadow Team Week #2
27 Mar 11 Webinar #6: Making the Most of LWOW: A series of 5-minute community contributions focused on leveraging LWOW-honed skills and learnings for success
29 Mar 11 LWOW X ConPosium (mandatory attendance for LWOW O students)
01 Apr 12 Meeting: Final Mocks
08 Apr 13 Rehearsal week
10 Apr 13 Deadline: Final Presentation Materials
10 Apr 13 Deadline: Taglines + Trailers
14 Apr 13 ConPosium, Day 1 (attendance at both days required)
15 Apr 13 ConPosium, Day 2 (attendance at both days required)
29 Apr 15 Complete LWOW Post-participation Assessment