Format & Timeline
Prior to the Start of the Program
Apply today to join Cohort 7! This year, we have partnered with The Graduate School to offer this as a 3-day workshop before classes begin. The deep dive into this format will allow you to meet new people before the academic year kicks off, as well as learn how to be audacious and dynamic while engaging in the experiential learning to understand the entrepreneurial mindset. (Even our most die-hard introverts have said this was a great program for them to try something new in the space of entrepreneurship and innovation. You won’t be disappointed!)
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Teams will immediately begin to develop their prototypes as well as undertake the customer discovery process to help ensure that the proposed innovations do indeed address needs in the marketplace. It is entirely possible that the proposed innovation does not work or there is no marketplace for the proposed product; each team must learn how to quickly pivot and either re-develop the proposed product, or shift the focus to a different problem.
During this three-day workshop, we’ll teach you how to build your confidence to take risks, be resilient in the face of failure, learn and grow from the experience, and persevere until your personal vision becomes a reality. Our expectation is that before the workshop is over, each team will have successfully developed a minimum viable product.
Before we close the program on the third day, all teams will make a final presentation to an esteemed panel made up of industry leaders within our entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is not a product pitch, but a process pitch, to share the arc of your learning. We have seen these presentations be filled with energy, excitement, and the competition is fierce!