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Attend the Bootstrap online workshop to consolidate your business idea

To help our student-entrepreneurs consolidate their business idea, SKEMA Ventures is organizing the three-day Bootstrap workshop from November 23 to 25 in a new interactive online format!

The objective of the workshop is to help the participants get their project off the ground. During the workshop, SKEMA Ventures experts and coaches will support 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 Bootstrap is open to SKEMA students and alumni, as well as to students from our partner schools. Coaching will be provided in French or 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 their business plan in front of professional stakeholders to provide a clear, short, and valuable understanding of their value proposition and business model.

Click here to register for the workshop. Since only a limited number of places are available, please register at the earliest. First come, first serve policy applies. For more information, please contact the SKEMA Ventures manager at your campus: pauline1.gane@skema.edu (Paris campus), franck.arnold@skema.edu (Sophia Antipolis campus) and franck.hanoh@skema.edu (Lille campus).

SKEMA Ventures online workshop

Program schedule

Day 1: Monday, November 23

  • Welcome at 1.30pm
  • 2pm – 2.30pm: Kick-off and introduction of the Bootstrap-Fall 2018 workshop
  • 2.30pm – 3.30pm: Pitch your entrepreneurial idea
  • 3.45pm – 4.15pm: Defining the value proposition
  • 4.15pm – 6.30pm: Practice and coaching

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

Day 2: Tuesday, November 24

  • 8.30am – 9.30am: Pitches of the value proposition
  • 9.30am – 10.15am: Using the Business Model Canvas
  • 10.30am – 12.30pm: Practice and coaching
  • 2.00pm – 2.45pm: Testimonial from an entrepreneur
  • 2.45pm –5.30pm: Coaching – Finalization of your pitched business plan
  • 5.30pm – 6.30pm:  Pitch training with coaches

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

Day 3: Wednesday, November 25

  • 8.30am: Welcome jury members
  • 9.00am – 12.00am: Final pitch of the business plan in front of the jury
  • 12.00am – 12.30am: Feedback from the jury
  • 12.30am – 12.45am: Wrap-up and seminar conclusion

The jury members will comprise academics, investors, and entrepreneurs.

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SKEMA Ventures is a business unit created by SKEMA Business School dedicated to 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 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 entrepreneurship is born!
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