Boot Camp

Boot Camp for Innovation, Technology, & Entrepreneurship

 

December 20, 2018

Location: Haas School of Business || University of California, Berkeley

Classes will meet from December 20, 2018.

This program will provide a thorough exposure to both the concept and practice of entrepreneurship. The curriculum is shaped and delivered by world-class professors from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. The course combines classroom sessions with lectures and interactive activities as well as out of class exercises and assignments to provide you with the skills, culture, and networks you need to establish, operate, sustain, and scale new businesses. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive Berkeley-Hass certificates.

Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, gaining familiarity with the processes that will allow them to go from ideas to implementation. The course will cover best practices on recruiting and retaining talent, forming teams, pitching ideas, raising capital, prototyping solutions, testing markets, selling and marketing products and services, and launching scalable enterprises capable of creating value in both economic and social terms. Participants will also learn how to define problems and determine which ones to solve, becoming familiar with formulating solutions that are “usefully different” from and superior to what exists on the market.

Throughout, theoretical and conceptual approaches will be supplanted by case studies and visits to Silicon Valley, where students will be exposed to practical examples of both budding and thriving startups, renowned technology companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, as well as incubators and accelerators. The course will be enriched by insights from entrepreneurs and VC’s, who will discuss their successes and failures, analyzing the lessons they have derived from each.

If you have any questions about the program or application please send an e-mail to amenaced@haas.berkeley.edu

 
 

Application Deadline: TBA

Program

● Day 1
○ Arrival – Registration
○ 5:00 pm Opening
○ Dinner, Networking

● Day 2
○ 9:00 am Session 1: Orientation
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Session 2: Entrepreneurship in a Box
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Session 3: Entrepreneurship in a Box
○ 3:30 pm Break
○ 4:00 pm Workshop – Team Up
○ 6:00 pm Dinner, Networking

● Day 3
○ 9:00 am Session 4: Design Thinking
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Session 5: Design Thinking
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Session 6: Design Thinking
○ 3:30 pm Break
○ 4:00 pm Fireside Chat with Entrepreneurs

● Day 4
○ 9:00 am Session 7: Design Thinking
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Session 8: Design Thinking
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Session 9: Design Thinking
○ 3:30 pm Break
○ 4:00 pm Fireside Chat with Entrepreneurs

● Day 5
○ Silicon Valley Visit

● Day 6
○ 9:00 am Session 10: Entrepreneurship in a Box
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Session 11: Entrepreneurship in a Box
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Session 12: Entrepreneurship in a Box
○ 3:30 pm Break
○ 4:00 pm Fireside Chat with Entrepreneurs

● Day 7
○ Free Time

● Day 8
○ Free Time

● Day 9
○ 9:00 am Project Workshop
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Project Workshop
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Project Workshop
○ 4:00 pm Reception, Networking

● Day 10
○ 9:00 am Project Workshop
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Project Workshop
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Project Workshop
○ 4:00 pm Reception, Networking

● Day 11
○ Silicon Valley Visit 2

● Day 12
○ 9:00 am Project Workshop
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Project Workshop
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Project Workshop
○ 4:00 pm Reception, Networking

● Day 13
○ 9:00 am Project Workshop
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Project Workshop
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Project Workshop
○ 4:00 pm Reception, Networking

● Day 14
○ Free Time

● Day 15
○ Free Time

● Day 16
○ 9:00 am Session 13: Legal Issues for Startups
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Session 14: Legal Issues for Startups
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Session 15: Legal Issues for Startups
○ 3:30 pm Break
○ 4:00 pm Fireside Chat with Entrepreneurs

● Day 17
○ 9:00 am Session 16: Financial Issues for Startups
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Session 17: Financial Issues for Startups
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Session 18: Financial Issues for Startups
○ 3:30 pm Break
○ 4:00 pm Fireside Chat with Entrepreneurs

● Day 18
○ Silicon Valley Visit 3

● Day 19
○ 9:00 am Project Workshop
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Project Workshop
○ 12:30 pm Lunch, Networking
○ 2:00 pm Project Workshop
○ 5:00 pm Reception, Networking

● Day 20
○ 9:00 am Demo 1
○ 10:30 am Break
○ 11:00 am Demo2
○ 12:30 pm Lunch Networking
○ 2:00 pm Closing

● Day 21
○ Departure