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Bootstrap Skema Ventures Americas 2023 : strengthen your startup project

To help student-entrepreneurs at our Raleigh and Belo Horizonte campuses in strengthening their business idea, SKEMA Ventures is organizing a three-day hybrid Bootstrap-Americas workshop from April 3 to 5.

The objective of the workshop is to help participants in getting their business projects off the ground. During the workshop, SKEMA Ventures coaches will help you to design an attractive value proposition of your business idea for customers, identify the right business model to support it, and practice how to pitch your venture to investors and stakeholders, among other things. The coaching will be provided in English.

Learning outcomes

After the workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key determinants of the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Use the tools and methods of business modelling
  • Pitch the business plan in front of professional stakeholders to provide a clear, short, and valuable understanding of their value proposition and business model

The last date to register for the workshop is March 26.

Since only a limited number of places are available for the Bootstrap-Americas workshop, please register at the earliest. The first-come, first-serve policy applies. For more information, please contact the SKEMA Ventures manager at your campus: Mitch Weisberg (Raleigh campus): mitch.weisberg-ext@skema.edu; Daniel Oliveira (Belo Horizonte campus): daniel.deoliveira-ext@skema.edu.

Bootstrap Workshop Americas

Program schedule

(Raleigh time. If you’re in Belo Horizonte, please add 1h. For example, day 1 starts at 9am)

Day 1 :

  • 8:00 – 8:30 : Kick-off and introduction of the BOOTSTRAP
  • 8:30 – 9:30 : Pitch your entrepreneurial idea
  • 9:45 – 10:15 : Defining the value proposition
  • 10:15 – 12.00 : Practice and coaching
    Lunch break
  • 13:30 – 14:30 : Pitches of the value proposition
  • 14:30 – 15:00 : From the value proposition to the business model
  • 15:15 – 18:00 : Practice and coaching

Day 1 deliverables : first draft of your lite business plan

Day 2 :

  • 8:00 – 8:45 : Testimonial from an entrepreneur
  • 9:00 – 12:00 : Practice and coaching (cont.)

Day 2 deliverables : fine-tuned business model
Afternoon is free to finalize your pitched business plan

Day 3:

  • 8:00 – 8:15 : Welcome jury members
  • 8:15 – 11:00 : Final pitch of the business plan in front of the on-line jury
  • 11:00 – 11:30 : Feedback from the jury
  • 11:30 – 11:45 : Wrap-up and seminar conclusion

Jury members: Academics, investors, entrepreneurs

SKEMA Ventures

SKEMA Ventures is a business unit created by SKEMA Business School dedicated to impact entrepreneurship and innovation. Through a unique value chain, that encompasses teaching, coaching, incubation, and acceleration, SKEMA Ventures allows each SKEMA student and alumni to think, design, test and launch an impactful entrepreneurial project in a global context, on six innovative territories on four continents, benefiting from the best of each local ecosystem. With SKEMA Ventures, GloCal impact entrepreneurship is born! Watch this video to know more

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