Entrepreneurship is not a part-time hobby. In order to succeed with your startup you have to breath, eat, read, walk, work, dream and sleep as an entrepreneur. This comprehensive program provides an immersive dive into the world of entrepreneurship and it's many aspects and stages, combined with a hands-on practical approach full of real life cases, scenarios and customizable tools for personal practice and guaranteed guided learning and exploration to provide value for both the novice and the seasoned entrepreneur.
Both the content and methodology are the result of over 20 years of experience around the world and the many lessons learned from successful and failed commercial, social and public initiatives in Asia, Europe, United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
This is the online version of the successful Entrepreneurship Workshops we have hosted in Singapore, Japan, USA, Latin America and the Caribbean since 2007.
A hands on practical introduction to the art of creating successful profitable business ideas and models. Step by step instructions with plenty of examples, templates and models to follow. Everything you need to create your startup, improve the effectiveness of your business project and successfully present it to partners, investors and stakeholders.
A practical introduction to the world of entrepreneurship and a down-to-earth review of common practices, concepts and expectations.
Startups are not business as usual and entrepreneurs are not your typical business manager or even owner. We explore key differences among them and some not so obvious, including risks, pressures, advantages and disadvantages that it is important to be aware of as entrepreneurs and before making the jump.
An entrepreneur is someone who takes a problem, a challenge, a pain and transforms it into a business opportunity by creating a profitable business solution for it. In many cases, a startup is nothing but an innovative response to a pain experienced and understood by the entrepreneur. But with today's fast changing markets, social spaces and rapidly evolving technologies, there are plenty of new opportunities and expanding areas with room for new and innovative business ideas and solutions. Moreover, a multidisciplinary team can bring a fresh approach to unsolved problems by addressing them from the intersection of disciplines or from the fringe of conventional approaches and outside established paradigms. Here we discuss how to finding business opportunities around us and go on a detailed walk through current expanding and disruptive markets with real examples and models in each of them.
What can we learn from some classic, unexpected, unknown and dramatic stories of failures in business and innovation? We explore a carefully curated selection of failures by some of the most successful innovators and some not so successful, their reasons for failure, the lessons learned and the path forward from them. This includes products that became features, companies that failed to evolve, companies evolving progressively displaced by disruptive innovation, enabling and complementary technology becoming available, the driving force of consumer demand (and government contracting), paradigm shifts and creation, as well as a wide range of lessons to learn from real stories. We will discuss 5 cases, but more than 40 cases are provided for review and exploration.
Learn how to create a professional business plan from scratch customized for your project that will serve as the foundation of a validated strategy and as an effective communication and fundraising tool. Step by step instructions and real life examples for multiple industries are provided as well as editable templates and tools to create your own plan, presentations and communication documents.
On today's fast changing and competitive global economies, with low entry barriers and democratic access to tools for turning ideas into product and services, windows of opportunity for entering markets come with accelerated expiration dates and markets get crowded fast. To compete and be successful, entrepreneurs in the 21st century make use of effective and popular models and techniques for creating their startups, validating their products and services, bringing their ideas to market and adapting their business models and offerings.
In this course we learn how to effectively use, complete and apply professional and dynamic tools for creating business plans, models and strategies. Participants create their own models and plans based on real life examples and using customizable templates that they can fill and edit freely.
Regardless of how innovative or wonderful an idea, product or service might be, a startup is a business: an endeavor that must generate profits and positive return on investment, maybe not right away but definitely down the road. Learn how to estimate your cost of operations, profit margins, revenue streams and to create multiple scenarios based on market conditions, consumer reception, delivery channels and value propositions offered to consumers. You are guided on hands-on practical explanations of financial and business models with practical examples, editable templates and step by step instructions for the creation of your own dynamic and interactive spreadsheets and financial model.
Ideas require funding and capital to become products and services. And businesses require capital to launch and operate. We explore and compare the multiple sources available for developing, launching, operating and expanding at the different stages of a startup. We discuss how to approach those sources, pitch to them, speak their language, show them what they want to hear, prepare answers to their questions and negotiate a good deal for ourselves.