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SKEMA Ventures Bootstrap workshop: get your project off the ground

To help young entrepreneurs prepare themselves before launching their business projects, SKEMA Ventures is conducting the Bootstrap workshop at SKEMA Business School’s Sophia Antipolis campus from November 25 to 27.

Participants will get the opportunity to gain a tangible understanding of the stakes of entrepreneurship before making the final decision. It is open to students from SKEMA Business School and Université Côte d’Azur.

The three-day workshop will include two days of knowledge transfer and iterative practice, leading to the formulation and presentation of the first version of the business model in front of professionals on the final day.

After the workshop, the participants will be able to:

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

Registration at: bit.ly/bootstrap-sophia

SKEMA Ventures Bootstrap workshop

Program schedule

Monday – Day 1:

  • Welcome at 1.30pm
  • 2pm – 2.30pm: Kick-off and introduction of the Bootstrap-Fall 2019 workshop
  • 2.30pm – 3.15pm: Testimonial from an entrepreneur
  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Pitch your entrepreneurial idea
  • 4.30pm – 5pm: Defining the value proposition
  • 5pm – 6.30pm: Practice and coaching

Day one deliverables: First draft of the Minimum Value Product (MVP)

End of day 1: Dinner and testimonials from entrepreneurs

SKEMA Ventures Bootstrap workshop

Tuesday – Day 2:

  • 8.30am – 9.30am: Pitches of the value proposition
  • 9.30am – 10.15am: Introduction to the Business Model Canvas
  • 10.30am – 12.30pm: Practice and coaching
  • 2.00pm – 2.45pm: Testimonial from an entrepreneur
  • 2.45pm – 4pm: Practice and coaching (cont.)
  • 4pm – 6.30pm: Peer-to-peer presentation of the business plan and coaching

Day two deliverables: Fine-tuned business model and insights from peers

Wednesday – Day 3:

  • 8.30am: Welcome jury members
  • 9am – 11.30am: Final pitch of the business plan in front of the jury
  • 11.30am – 12.15pm: Feedback from the jury
  • 12.15pm – 12.45pm: Wrap-up and seminar conclusion
  • 12.45pm – 2pm: Farewell cocktail

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The jury members will comprise academics, investors and entrepreneurs.

The number of spots is limited. Selection will be based on the quality of applications and on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to register is November 20 (end-of-day).

Registration at: bit.ly/bootstrap-sophia

For more information, please contact Nicolas Servel.

Watch: An introductory video to the Bootstrap

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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