Summer Program with StartUp Generation
Supporting the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in New Mexico!
Learning Immersion @ Monte del Sol Charter School
Students, professionals, and community members work together in teams on all phases of startup creation from finding ideas to pitching a business to investors. The main features of the experience are designed around real-world deliverables, preparing participants to succeed as entrepreneurs. Activities are hands-on and constructive, informed by best practices used by seasoned entrepreneurs.
Learn the Tools and Attributes You Need to Succeed as an Entrepreneur!
Individuals discover their personal startup DNA, a foundation for working productively as a team, and networking to form essential partnerships. Teams use ideation and research techniques to find new products and services that consumers need and want. Business modeling is introduced as teams start to enter data on their Business Model Canvas (BMC).
Teams conduct research to validate their market potential, working through iterative cycles of the Lean Startup method (build - measure - learn). Minimum Viable Products (MVP) emerge, improve and even pivot through these cycles
Teams continue to test and refine elements of their BMC: value propositions, customer segments, key activities and assets, marketing channels, customer relationships, partnerships, costs and revenue streams. Initial marketing strategies emerge as does the skeleton of an investor pitch.
Teams calculate the value of their startup: consumer acquisition costs, potential lifetime value, leading up to an actual investor pitch, pitch deck and subsequent negotiation--for feedback rather than actual investment.
Did You Know?
More than 50% of companies started in a garage or basement.
"If you’re starting a business out of your home and not in an office, don’t get discouraged.
World-renowned companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Disney all started in a garage or basement.
Currently, 51.6% of companies are started in someone’s garage or basement."
15 million Americans are self-employed full-time!
"According to a 2018 FreshBooks report. It’s estimated that 27 million Americans
will leave the traditional workforce in favor of full-time self-employment by 2020."
StartUp Generation is a Certified Entrepreneurship Coaching and Development Program
Startup Generation LLC provides an immersive, five-day training experience for entrepreneurship facilitators and middle and high school students to build entrepreneurial skills and support innovative and entrepreneurial thinking. Leading the Way: Jim Gary and Carl Heine are the facilitators for the training. Both are responsible for developing the highly successful TALENT entrepreneurship program at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, described in their chapter about entrepreneurship programs: Technology Education for High-Ability Students. For details on training certification click here. Learn more at the National Start-Up Generations website http://startup-generation.com
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