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  THE ENTREPRENEUR'S BOOT CAMP: A DEEP DIVE FOR NEW VENTURES

THE ENTREPRENEUR'S BOOT CAMP: A DEEP DIVE FOR NEW VENTURES 
 
Program Dates and Fees:
January 19 - 23, 2015
Entrepreneur's Boot Camp - Standard: $4,600
Entrepreneur's Boot Camp - Premium: $6,700*
 
Program fee includes program materials, accommodations and meals at the award-winning Babson Executive Conference Center from 4pm on January 19 (the evening prior), until check out on January 23. 
 
*Entrepreneur's Boot Camp - Premium includes three one-hour consulting sessions with a faculty member from Babson's Entrepreneurship Division. See below for details.
 
Program Overview
The Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp: A Deep Dive for New Ventures is a unique one-week program designed for entrepreneurs who seek to create new opportunities in the form of a startup. This program features several accomplished professors of Entrepreneurship at Babson College who collaborate to create a transformational learning and development experience. For high potential participants with the right mindset, this program is designed to be a “life-altering experience,” setting them on a path to build their own wealth and independence.

Program Objectives
The goal of The Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp: A Deep Dive for New Ventures is to provide participating entrepreneurs with the tools, strategies, and confidence needed in order to assess, determine feasibility of, and launch new businesses.

Participants will:
-Gain a better understanding of themselves as entrepreneurs including their motivations, roles, and key responsibilities
-Explore the notion of building a winning team and other common challenges facing founders and CEOs
-Learn key assessment and feasibility techniques including ideation, product definition, rapid iteration testing, and designing the minimum viable product
-Acquire tools for assessing product and market fit including understanding target markets and market segmentation and performing effective industry and competitive analyses
-Develop an understanding of how to grow and nurture the business through effective brand building, cash flow management and resource allocation, and embracing change and uncertainty for competitive advantage

Curriculum
The program features a carefully designed blend of lectures, group work, and action learning. Key topic areas include:

Assessment
-Introduction to the mindset and entrepreneurship
-Personal assessment
-Ideation techniques
-Building effective teams

Feasibility
-Market, industry, and competitive assessment
-Idea shaping and product definition
-Defining your value proposition
-Business model development

Execution
-Building your brand
-The importance of capital efficiency
-Harnessing resources
-Customer acquisition
-Managing the growing business

In addition, participants work in teams and are given an opportunity to deliver short presentations on their new business ideas. The program faculty members evaluate and critique the plans and offer advice as to where risk lies and what are the barriers to success.

Participant Mix
The Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp: A Deep Dive for New Ventures is designed for high potential entrepreneurs who are ready and committed to launch new business endeavors. Participants are typically professionals with some or significant work experience that they can draw upon in order to create new opportunities.


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