Entrepreneurship Lab

The Entrepreneurship Lab

The Startup Bootcamp by Entrepreneurs – 2018

 

Now Inviting adults, companies, university students, and persons aged 13-18 to our 2018 programs.


THE ENTREPRENEURS MANTRA:

 

“I do, therefore I am.”™

 

LEARN TO THINK AND ACT LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR
The world is rapidly changing. In the future, innovation and entrepreneurship are what will distinguish those who lead. Leaders believe in action and learn by doing. These are skills that can be taught and learned. This is what we do at the Entrepreneurship Lab: we share our entrepreneurial experience with you and you learn by “doing“.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Are you someone who thinks he or she might want to develop something that will improve people’s lives?
  • Do you want to be better prepared for the future?
  • Have you ever thought you’d like to change the world and make it better?
  • Do you want a career with more meaning?
  • Do you want to change your life?
  • Do you want your company to develop or grow its culture of innovation?

If you answered yes to any of these, then this hands-on workshop is for you – whether you’re a social entrepreneur or a commercial/traditional entrepreneur we teach you the skills you need to be successful.

WHAT IS THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAB?
The eLab is a one-day Startup Bootcamp.

It is also available as a weekend-long corporate innovation retreat to several months long for school and university entrepreneurship programs.

Designed by entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on action and getting things done; this is a hands-on, learn-by-doing program that teaches the mindsets, toolkits, and processes of successful entrepreneurship.

THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES WE FOLLOW

  • “L’audace, toujours l’audace.” – George Danton: Always stretch yourself, go beyond the usual expectations, be bold, be prepared to break the rules, follow your own path in life, and be different.
  • Ethics: Be forthright, be fair and be honest.

THE PREREQUISITES
A strong desire to make a difference in the world and to do something meaningful with your life.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAB
The objective of this workshop is to take people interested in entrepreneurship on a learning journey that will cover the key concepts and principles of the entire entrepreneurial journey. Amongst the topics covered you’ll learn: 1) what it takes to be an entrepreneur, 2) how to create your idea, 3) how to validate your idea in the market, and 4) how to sell your idea to your team, your customers, and your investors. The workshop will be a combination of lecture and discussions, with a heavy focus on hands-on exercises; with the goal of making you “experience” the entrepreneurial journey.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IF YOU ARE ADMITTED TO THE PROGRAM – HOW TO:

  • Think like an entrepreneur
  • Create a start-up with little or no funding
  • Spot opportunities, ideas, and trends
  • Get your idea off the ground
  • Craft your idea so it gets customers
  • Design like Picasso and Steve Jobs
  • Build a successful team
  • Persuade customers, partners, employees, and investors

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM:

  • Designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
  • Designed by entrepreneurs for corporate executives.
  • Designed by entrepreneurs for young adults exploring the world of entrepreneurship as a career choice.
  • Learn how to create a culture of innovation in your organization.
  • Learn how to design your product quickly at no or little cost.
  • Learn how to make winning designs.
  • Learn how to create a business without the need to raise money.
  • Learn how to create a business that attracts money from investors.
  • Learn how to get free money.
  • Learn how to create a winning team.
  • Learn how to get talent worth $200,000 for less than $25,000.
  • Learn how to get free talent.
  • Learn how to do more with less.
  • Learn how to get to profitability as quickly as possible.
  • Learn how to make a Minimum Viable Product (that valuable and often talked about MVP) and sell it without actually building it.
  • Learn how to find money-making opportunities that others have ignored.
  • Learn how to sell something you don’t have.
  • Learn how to make money.
  • Learn how to be successful.

TOPICS COVERED IN THE PROGRAM

  1. What it means to be an entrepreneur
    • Business person vs an entrepreneur
    • Wantrepreneur vs entrepreneur
    • Corporate innovation vs entrepreneurship
    • Emotional fortitude – Going beyond the numbers: What it takes to be an entrepreneur – the importance of all the non-numbers.
    • Regular entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship
    • Women and men
    • Ethics
  2. Team building
    • Co-founders
    • Team evolution
    • Ownership interests
    • Culture
    • Mentors and advisors
  3. Ideation
    • What problem do you solve?
    • Niches
    • Trends
    • Design thinking
    • Blue ocean strategies
    • Copycat entrepreneurship
  4. MVP and competitive advantage
    • Lean startup methodology – plusses and minuses
    • Validation
    • The 5 whys
    • MVP
    • Competitive matrix analysis
    • Unique value proposition
  5. Product testing and customer feedback

    • How to test a product you haven’t built
  6. Selling your product – Business model and Selling
    • Business model vs. revenue model
    • Blogs, ecommerce
    • Revenue model (i.e. B2B, B2C, B2B2C …)
    • For-profit vs non-profit
    • Sustainability
    • Scalability
    • Digital marketing
    • Guerilla marketing
    • Door to door marketing
  7. Financial modeling and forecasting
    • Timelines – How to think about developing your business – milestones, funds required, personnel needed, resources needed, costs, business metrics, and financial metrics
    • Forecasts – How to prepare your financial forecast – A step by step approach
  8. Internationalization
    • Beyond your home country
    • Beyond your region
    • Issues and challenges
  9. Pitching to team members, customers and investors.
    • Pitch decks
    • Pitching
  10. Fundraising
    • An overview of the fund-raising process.
    • Exits
    • Equity, dilution and exits – The impact of fund-raising.
    • Cap tables
    • Valuations
    • Term sheets: Terms and conditions – pitfalls and traps
    • Negotiating your term sheet
    • Pitch decks vs Business Plans
    • Seed, Venture Capital and more.
    • US versus Europe
    • Startup Chile, French Tech Ticket, F6S and more.
    • Building your network and networking skills
    • What investors are looking for
  11. Mini-Demo day
    • Pitching to customers, team members and investors
  12. Final thoughts, Next steps, Self-Evaluation, and Feedback

 

PRICING: From $199 to $299 per person depending on the number of persons who sign up. Minumum of 10 participants. Pricing does not include travel and expenses.

 

PROGRAM: Available all year. Special summer programs available for resorts and cruise ships. The March and April 2018 programs are sold out!

 

LOCATION: Can be delivered worldwide. Currently, we focus on Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and the MENA region.

 

LANGUAGES:  Native American English. Also available in Native French.

 

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS:  Companies may choose to sponsor a bootcamp as a way of showing their support for their local entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

 

SEMINAR LEADERS: Two results-oriented leaders in entrepreneurship

Craig Vezina is the former Dean of Students at the American School of Paris and the founder/co-founder of zschool.org, testme.com and realcast.io (a cutting-edge augmented reality company). Dr. Vezina holds a Ph.D. in Diplomacy and Strategy and earned his B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.A. from Columbia University. Dr. Vezina is also a gifted and passionate teacher of entrepreneurship and design thinking to students of middle school and high school ages. Additionally, he believes that the skills and mind-frames inherent in entrepreneurship empower youth both to imagine and to create their ideal futures.

Patrick Kedziora is the Founder & CEO of the eLab and the Founder & CEO of Kedzoh.com, a mobile learning platform that is Democratizing Knowledge™. He is a serial entrepreneur, a former banker, former COO and CFO, and recent winner of three major technology innovation awards: Startup Chile, Startup Brazil, and French Tech Ticket. Patrick is a New Yorker at heart, and he speaks both English and French with native fluency. Patrick earned a dual B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science from New York University as well as his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. Patrick is passionate about making the difficult easy and empowering people to do their best.

 

WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:

Very organized. Knows his subject and loves it.
Lee A.

He was absolutely great. Explained everything perfectly.  I would definitely recommend my friends to take his course.
Marcella B.

“I thought the class was interesting, inspiring, and intellectually challenging yet every topic that was touched on was useful to me or will be one day. I really enjoyed how you knew so much about what you were talking about yet you didn’t act like you knew everything and was the only competent person. This course enabled me to drastically change my vision of business and made me realize how many opportunities I have. I hope to be able to act on these new skills and ideas one day, but even if I don’t, I know for sure that this was time well spent.”
Luigi M.

 

CUSTOMERS: UNIVERSITIES, GRANDES ÉCOLES AND SCHOOLS

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLES RECOMMENDED ARTICLES, BOOKS, MOVIES, TV SHOWS, YOUTUBE VIDEOS, TOOLS, AND WEBSITES, BLOGS AND PODCASTS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

ARTICLES

BOOKS

  • Blank, Steve The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Steve Blank, USA – available on Kindle
  • Ries, E. (2011) The Lean Start Up, Penguin Group, London

 MOVIES

  • The Founder – The story behind McDonald’s. Pay particular attention to the business model. Are they a restaurant company or a real estate company?
  • Joy – A true story about Joy Mangano. Shows many of the hurdles and complexities faced by founders. Pay particular attention to her developing an MVP and her perseverance.
  • The Social Network – Ethical issues in startups.

TV SHOWS

  • Halt and Catch Fire – a fictionalized insider’s view of the personal computer revolution of the 1980s and later the growth of the World Wide Web in the early 1990s. A must!
  • Silicon Valley – a fictionalized look at five team members doing a startup in today’s Silicon Valley. A classic!

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

TOOLS

  • To improve your English writing skills: http://www.grammarly.com – Much better than MS and Google spell check and grammar check. There’s a free version which is good; but If you can afford it get the paying version.
  • To improve your French writing skills; I can recommend this Chrome add-on to spell check and grammar check your French. Much easier to than MS or Gmail if you are primarily writing in English and need to do a quick check in French. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/spell-checker-for-chrome/jfpdnkkdgghlpdgldicfgnnnkhdfhocg?hl=en
  • To improve your public speaking skills: Join a local chapter of Toastmasters International, https://www.toastmasters.org, attend for at least one year, and get the Competent Communicator certificate. They have very reasonable membership fees.
  • How to manage your contacts: FullContact https://www.fullcontact.com – the best tool for managing all those business cards and contacts you’re going to amass as you raise funds. Install the Gmail plugin, the desktop app and download the phone app.

WEBSITES, BLOGS AND PODCASTS

 

FIND OUT MORE BY EMAILING
winners@boilingice.com

Phone: USA: +1 415 691-1787 and France: +33 (0) 7 69 99 75 20
www.boilingice.com/startup

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