Program Overview

What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Everyone has the capacity to be creative and we will share some tools that can spark your creative thinking. You’ll hear from great entrepreneurs like Jack Dorsey (founder of both Twitter and Square) about what they’ve learned starting companies. You’ll collect your own entrepreneurial ideas and then test the best (one) of them to ask.

All that is expected of you is that you do the work to explore your ideas and the potentially life-changing question, “Is it worth jumping off the proverbial cliff to do the hardest thing I’ll ever do in my career to be an entrepreneur, build something from scratch, do something great, embrace failure or the chance to fail, solve real problems, and change the world?”

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the seminar, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize your own entrepreneurial potential and how that potential can be applied in a variety of professional contexts;
  2. Recognize problems, inefficiencies or underserved needs as opportunities for innovative solutions;
  3. Generate more creative ideas;
  4. Understand and be able to apply the six stages of the entrepreneurial process:

    Identify an opportunity
    Develop a concept
    Determine required resources
    Acquire necessary resources
    Implement and manage the venture
    Harvest the venture

  5. Pitch your ideas to people who you want to be interested in them – investors, partners, employees, customers, etc.;
  6. Acquire skills to form ideas for new products or services, and assess whether they are feasible and worth pursuing.