Would you like to be an entrepreneur or just learn more about entrepreneurship? Then join us for a one-day intensive program designed to help you get your entrepreneurial venture off the ground. Plus, you’ll get one-on-one coaching with business professionals.
Topics, taught by BU professors, entrepreneurs and experts in their field include:
Market Validation. How do you test whether you have a good idea or not. This session will teach specific techniques from a customer perspective on how you can quickly validate your idea.
Lean Start-up. You will be introduced to the concepts of the lean start-up. Such as building a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) that helps test customer demand.
Learning how to market in a start-up environment is challenging, this session will help you face the challenges of building customer demand for your product when you have minimal resources.
Legal Issues. Major mistakes can be made when companies are formed that can lead to lasting consequences. In this segment an experienced corporate attorney will teach you best practices and how to avoid those big mistakes.
Building the Team: Putting the right team in place can be crucial to an early stage start-up. This session will focus on the importance of this and the need to build a winning culture.
Financing your Business. Here you will learn the different sources of early stage capital and how to access it. From Kickstarter to Venture Capital, what is right for your business?
During the lunch break participants will have the opportunity to have multiple one on one sessions with our experts. This gives you an opportunity to get targeted advice on your start-up idea, concept or anything else entrepreneurial
Start-up Bootcamp are normally held once each semester. Keep an eye on our social media, website and weekly newsletter for more information about dates and how to apply.
Business Start-up Boot Camp Sample Agenda
9:00 – 9:05 Introduction
9.05 – 9.30 Ideation
How to develop good ideas?
9:30 – 10:15 Getting Started
Building a lean start-up
The business model canvas
10:15 – 11:00 Customer Development
Who are they and what do they want?
How to reach customers?
11:00 – 11:15 Break – Sign Up for “One-on-One” Mentor Sessions
11:15 – 12.00 Building your team and getting the right legal structure –
How to build the right team
Which legal structure to choose
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch (Room 114)
One-on-One sessions will commence at 12:20 back in 322