The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp: A New Venture Entrepreneurship Program

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Live Online: January 20 - February 17, 2022

In-Person: June 6 - 10, 2022

An Entrepreneur Bootcamp to Launch and Grow Your Business

You have the idea and the determination to make it happen, and Babson has the new venture entrepreneurship expertise to take your business to the next level. During this entrepreneurship training program, faculty from the No. 1 school for entrepreneurship will help you gain the entrepreneurial mindset and relevant skills it takes to successfully launch and grow your business.

Choose the format that’s right for you: in-person or live online. If you thrive in bootcamp environments, register for the in-person experience. It’s an intense, five-day entrepreneurship workshop. If you prefer more space to digest and process what you learn, register for the live online program, which is spread over five weeks, allowing you time to apply what you learn to your business. Both programs end with rocket pitches that are recorded, peer-reviewed, and scored.

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The Entrepreneur's Toolkit

The Entrepreneur's Toolkit
Entrepreneurial leadership was once a competitive advantage. Now, it is a necessary capability. You need to develop an entrepreneurial mindset to overcome the challenges facing new and growing businesses and propel your organization forward.

We can help! The Entrepreneur's Toolkit shares compelling advice from Babson’s entrepreneurship experts. Download the Toolkit to see the kind of expertise you can expect from our Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and register for the next program session to get your journey started.

Preview What You’ll Learn in this Entrepreneurship Workshop

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At Babson College, the #1 school for entrepreneurship, we believe that entrepreneurial leaders are the future. We can help you develop your entrepreneurial capabilities and put your dreams into action. Professor Andrew Corbett, researcher and advisor/mentor to start-ups presents an overview of what you’ll learn and how in his recent webinar.

What Will You Learn?

During this bootcamp for entrepreneurs, you will gain entrepreneurial skills and techniques that will improve your venture’s chances of success. Build a global network of entrepreneurs you can turn to for advice and support. Learn from Babson faculty members who have helped thousands of successful entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses.

Both live online and in-person entrepreneur bootcamp programs cover the following topics:

  • How to create a successful business model using Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® methodology
  • Design thinking
  • Strategic positioning and value proposition development
  • Financial modeling
  • The role of the founder, building effective partnerships, and recruiting team members
  • Marketing, personal selling, and customer acquisition
  • Harnessing resources and fundraising
  • Pitching to investors

Two Formats to Choose From

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Format

Live Online

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Next Date

January 20–February 17, 2022

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Duration/​Time Commitment

5 Weeks; 2–3 Hours/​Week

Benefits

Over the course of seven sessions in five weeks, you’ll have time to digest what you learn and either immediately apply these insights to your existing business, or gain the support you need to design, launch, and grow your new venture. The program ends with a recorded, peer-reviewed, and scored rocket pitch.

 
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Format

In Person

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Next Date

June 6–10, 2022 

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Duration/​Time Commitment

5 Days

Benefits

Retreat to Babson’s campus for an intensive, 5-day immersion where you’ll be immersed in all aspects of how to design, launch, and grow your business. The program ends with a recorded, peer-reviewed, and scored rocket pitch.

Who Should Attend?

This bootcamp for entrepreneurs is well suited for:

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs with a new venture entrepreneurship idea
  • Entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level
  • Executives looking to grow their entrepreneurial mindset to innovate in their current role

What You Need to Know About This Entrepreneurship Workshop

January 20 - February 17, 2022
Register by January 17, 2022

This five-week live online program includes:

  • Seven live online sessions:
    • Week 1 
      • Jan 20: Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® and Creating your Successful Business/Business Models 
    • Week 2
      • Jan 27: Design Thinking
      • Jan 28: Financial Modeling and Proformas
    • Week 3
      • Feb 3: Value Propositions and Customer and Product Discovery Process 
    • Week 4
      • Feb 10: Founders and Building Effective Teams
      • Feb 11: Entrepreneurship Marketing and the Art of Pitching 
    • Week 5
      • Feb 17: Business Model Pitches  
  • All sessions are at 9 a.m. to noon Eastern Time
  • Two to three hours/week of coursework
  • Program materials include videos, presentations, case studies, articles, workbooks, and more.

 

 

Interested in an Entrepreneurship Workshop for Your Team?

Set your company up for success by bringing a customized version of The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to your organization. Babson Executive Education custom programs are tailored to your unique needs. Provide your team with a framework for both growing their innovative, entrepreneurial mindset and taking your business to the next level.

Meet the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Faculty

John Hallal

John Hallal, Faculty Director

John Hallal has a track record of success in entrepreneurship, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and in operating and advising emerging growth companies. Through his company, Network Blue, John advises middle market companies in various forms of M&A transactions. As an Adjunct Professor at Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, John teaches M&A for Entrepreneurs, serves as a Mentor in Babson's Launch Pad, and more.

Beth Goldstein

Beth Goldstein, Adjunct Lecturer

Beth has more than 30 years of experience helping entrepreneurs, executives, educators, and students worldwide launch and grow their organizations and careers, and holds a doctorate in education from Johns Hopkins University. Deep in the practice of living and teaching entrepreneurship, Beth is driven to support adult learning, viewing this as the cornerstone of success and change.

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Andrew Corbett, Professor

Recognized as one of the most cited entrepreneurship researchers in the world, Professor Andrew Corbett is the chair of the Entrepreneurship Division at Babson College. He focuses on corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and cognition, and entrepreneurship education. His research has been published in Harvard Business Review, The Journal of Management Studies, and many others.

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Phil Kim, Professor

An internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship, Phil Kim studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how entrepreneurial ideas become reality. Widely published and a sought-after conference speaker, he also regularly advises entrepreneurs on issues related to launching and establishing their businesses, and coaches student entrepreneurs as they start their businesses. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked as a management consultant.

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Angelo Santinelli, Adjunct Lecturer

Angelo Santinelli has more than 25 years of business experience with a strong background in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He advises companies and executives on a broad range of topics including seed and early-stage private equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategy and organizational development, product innovation, and business development.

Smaiyra Million

Smaiyra Million, Director of the Diana International Research Institute

Smaiyra Million has spent her career building world class luxury consumer service businesses. She is dedicated to positively influencing the ecosystem of women-founded and women-owned businesses. Her leadership creates cultures of innovation, excellence, and profitable results, and she curates high energy communities of like-minded individuals who share a common vision.

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Andrew Zacharakis, Professor

Andrew “Zach” Zacharakis’s research, training, and teaching focus on two major areas of entrepreneurship: the venture capital decision-making process, and entrepreneurial growth strategies. He is the author of five books, and has taught seminars at leading companies. Prior to his academic career, Zacharakis worked in investment banking and venture capital. Today, he is an active angel investor in seed-stage deals.

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Joseph Nedder, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Edelman Financial Engines

Joe Nedder has spent more than 30 years dealing with complex organizational issues in companies ranging from startups to large-scale, international enterprises. Prior to joining Edelman Financial Engines, he served as the chief operating officer for the asset management division of Fidelity Investments. He has served in a variety of line, operational, and human resources roles throughout his career.

What Makes Babson Executive Education Different?

Babson Executive Education works with organizations and professionals around the world to turn ideas and challenges into opportunity. Babson cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset that is the basis for many of the world’s most innovative businesses and leaders.

Our programs are about more than theory; they’re about action, and equipping you with the practical tools and strategies necessary to have an immediate impact on your organization or business.

Babson’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a game changer. I enjoyed learning and sharing best practices with entrepreneurs from all over the world.”
Madieu Williams
Co-Owner, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons
I was very pleased to know that I could directly apply the lessons I learned at Babson to my work managing the HNM team.”
Jonatan Lustgarten MBA’15
Co-Founder, HNM Medical, and CEO, Grupo Empresarial Castel

Our Experts in the News

Faculty teaching this entrepreneurship workshop are experts in all facets of new venture entrepreneurship, from securing funding to building a team to scaling the business, and more. They bring this expertise, research, and thought leadership into our entrepreneurship training program, offering expert coaching and guidance.

All About Angel Investors

All About Angel Investors

There’s a clear distinction between angel investors and venture capitalists. As Professor Zach Zacharakis puts it, “Angels invest their own money, and venture capitalists invest other people’s money.” Angels are a critical component of thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems, providing the necessary financing to help founders get moving.

After NFL, Players Turn to Babson

After NFL, Players Turn to Babson

With their playing days behind them, numerous NFL athletes have participated in Babson’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to kick-start new entrepreneurial careers. Past participants include New England Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mark Clayton, and Dallas Cowboys tight end Brett Pierce.

Can Businesses Start and Grow in a Crisis?

Can Businesses Start and Grow in a Crisis?

According to Professor Phil Kim, anxiety about starting a business in a crisis like the current pandemic is entirely appropriate. However, there’s strong precedent for business success springing from times of uncertainty. Look no further than General Electric, Disney, and McDonald’s, all of which were born during times of great social and economic distress.

How and when will I have access to the course materials?
Course materials are provided via Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal. Materials will be made available to participants approximately one to seven days prior to the first live online session, depending on the amount of pre-work that participants are expected to complete in advance.

Where can I find the schedule for the days and times of the live online sessions?
The schedule will be sent to registered participants in the registration confirmation email (see the link in your confirmation email to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document).

Do I need to join the virtual sessions live? Will they be recorded?
We highly recommend that participants join the live online sessions. It is an opportunity to ask questions, participate in rich discussion, and learn from the experience of your program peers. However, we do understand that emergencies arise, so sessions will be recorded and made available upon request.

What technology do you use for the live online programs?

  • Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal—course calendar, readings, pre-work, faculty bios, presentations and post-session recordings are posted here.
  • Video-conferencing Platform—we will use a virtual meeting application (like Webex or Zoom) that allows you to see and communicate with other participants simultaneously and in real time. Your instructor can share documents and interactive media, invite participants to share content, and engage with you in real-time participation. Links to sessions and more information will be provided on Canvas.

What do I need to participate? How do I prepare for the live online sessions?

  1. We recommend a computer/laptop with a webcam (built in or external camera) for optimal viewing, but you also may join from a tablet or cell phone
  2. Internet connection or cell hotspot
  3. Operating system: Windows: 7, 8.1, or 10; Apple: OS 10.9 or higher
  4. Recommended browsers for optimal experience: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari 8 and up (Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, and Safari 7 are not recommended.)
  5. Headset with microphone (recommended but optional)

What happens if I have technical issues?
Additional, detailed instructions will be provided on Canvas. Babson staff will be online and available to assist you, and will identify themselves during each live online delivery. Contact the staff via the chat function for help, or email them if needed. Contact information is available in the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document.

How long will I have access to the online materials?
Course materials on Canvas will be available for six months following the completion of the program.

When is payment due and what types of payment do you accept?
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Babson accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Do you offer discounts?
Discounts on Babson Executive Education courses are available for the following:

  • Alumni of Babson College (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Members of our Corporate Partner program
  • Parents of current Babson students
  • Groups of three or more registering at the same time
  • Babson Executive Education’s certificate enrollees*
  • Past participants of Babson Executive Education programs

Please email Rachel Crane at rcrane@babson.edu for more information and for discount codes before registering. In addition, please note that discounts cannot be combined.

*Excludes Founder’s Finance

Do you offer online programs for large groups from the same company?
Yes, we can customize a program to your company’s specific needs from our diverse certificate and courses portfolio. Please contact Rachel Crane rcrane@babson.edu for additional information.

What will I receive upon completion of the program?
Each program participant receives a certificate of completion. We invite participants to add the program to their LinkedIn profile. Note that a certificate will not be provided if there is insufficient evidence of participation.

Do you have translation for non-English speaking participants?
We do not offer translation in our programs. Although we do not require the TOEFL, all Babson Executive Education programs are taught in English, so it is a prerequisite that you speak, read, and write English proficiently.

Where can I find information for in-person programs?
Explore Babson Executive Education's full suite of in-person programs.

What is your cancellation policy for live online programs?
Registration changes must be requested in writing to Babson Executive Education.

  • If requested 30 days or more prior to the program start date
    • Cancellations receive a 100% refund
    • Substitutions* are allowed, subject to a $250 administration fee
    • One-Time Transfers* allowed subject to a $250 administration fee, to be utilized within a one-year period
  • If requested 8-29 days prior to the program start date
    • Cancellations receive a 50% refund
    • Substitutions* are allowed, subject to a $250 administration fee
    • One-Time Transfers* are not allowed
  • If requested 7 days or fewer prior to the program start date
    • Cancellations do not receive a refund
    • Substitutions* are not allowed
    • One-Time Transfers* are not allowed

*Substitutions and transfers are subject to approval to ensure that participants and programs are suitable.

What is included in the program fee?
The program fee includes your tuition and program materials. In most cases, meals during the program are included. Some programs include accommodations. Travel and personal expenses are not included (such as alcoholic beverages consumed with meals, telephone, and other incidentals).

What accommodations are available, and what if I need to arrive earlier or stay later?
Please check the webpage for the program you are attending for information regarding what accommodations are included in your program fee.

Rooms are at the Babson Executive Conference Center, where the program will take place. They are not dorms.

If you wish to arrive before the program begins or extend your stay, please email Reservations or call +1-781-239-5816 to check rates and availability. Guests are responsible for the cost of extra nights.

Check-in time: 4 p.m.

Check-out time: 11 a.m.

Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness center, billiards, campus walking trails, dining room, lounge, and 24-hour access to a beverage break station.

What should I do if I have dietary restrictions?
We are happy to help make accommodations for all dietary needs. Our food options allow for most food restrictions. Please let your program manager know if you have specific needs, once you have registered.

What should I wear?
Business casual is appropriate for classes and activities at the Babson Executive Conference Center. As classroom temperatures can vary, we suggest layered clothing.

What is the closest airport?

Boston Logan International Airport is the closest airport to Babson College (approximately 15 miles from the center). Travel times can vary based on the time of day.

What is the best way to get to the conference center from the airport?
The best way to get to the conference center/college would be to use a Ride app, arrange for a private car/van service, or take a taxi. There are commuter rail and subway stations nearby as well, but, private transportation between stations and Babson College is required.

Car Services
Wellesley Carriage—A local Wellesley company (shared or private van/car service available)

GO Boston Shuttle—Use promotional code: Babson (shared or private van service available)

Knight’s Airport Limousine—Use Group code: BABSON (private car or private van service only, good for groups of three to 10)

Taxis
Taxis are available at each terminal of Boston Logan International Airport. The cost is approximately $60–$100 USD per trip, and it will take 30–60 minutes to travel to/from Babson depending on traffic and tolls.

Local Taxis
Veterans Taxi
+1-781-449-8294

Wellesley Transportation Service
+1-781-235-2200

MBTA Commuter Rail
The closest commuter rail stations are Wellesley Hills and Route 128/Westwood. Private transportation is needed between stations and Babson College.

MBTA Subway
The closest subway station is WOODLAND T on the Green Line. Private transportation is needed between the station and Babson College.

When is payment due and what types of payment do you accept?
For in-person programs, payment is due in full 60 days prior to the start date of the program.

If you register for a program with an early registration rate, payment is due by the early registration date. Please check the webpage for the program you are attending for the early registration date.

We accept credit card, check, or wire transfer payments.

Payment plan options are available for our in-person courses for individuals. For more details, please reach out to Rachel Crane at rcrane@babson.edu or +1-781-239-4349.

Do you offer discounts?
Discounts on Babson Executive Education courses are available for the following:

  • Alumni of Babson College (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Members of our Corporate Partner program
  • Parents of current Babson students
  • Groups of three or more registering at the same time
  • Babson Executive Education’s certificate enrollees*
  • Past participants of Babson Executive Education programs

Please email Rachel Crane at rcrane@babson.edu for more information and for discount codes before registering. In addition, please note that discounts cannot be combined.

*Excludes Founder’s Finance

What will I receive upon completion of the program?
Each program participant receives a certificate of completion. We invite participants to add the program to their LinkedIn profile. Note that a certificate will not be provided if there is insufficient evidence of participation.

Do you have translation for non-English speaking participants?
We do not offer translation in our programs. Although we do not require the TOEFL, all Babson Executive Education programs are taught in English, so it is a prerequisite that you speak, read, and write English proficiently.

What type of visa do international travelers need, and will you provide a visa invitation letter?
International travelers will need to obtain a B-1 temporary business travel visa. Once you have registered and paid in full, contact the program manager to provide you with a visa invitation letter.

What is your cancellation policy?
Registration changes must be requested in writing to Babson Executive Education. Please see the schedule below for details about refunds, cancellations, substitutions, and transfers:

  • If requested 30 days or more prior to the program start date for in-person programs:
    • Cancellations receive a 100% refund
    • Substitutions* are subject to a $250 administration fee
    • One-Time Transfer* subject to a $250 Admin­istration Fee (must be utilized within a one-year period)
  • 14–29 days prior to the program start date for in-person programs:
    • Cancellations receive 50% Refund Provided
    • Substitutions* subject to a $250 Admin­istration Fee
    • One-Time Transfers* are not allowed
  • 13 days or fewer prior to the program start date for in-person programs:
    • Cancellations do not receive a refund
    • Substitutions* are not allowed
    • One-Time Transfers* are not allowed

*Substitutions and transfers are subject to approval to ensure that participants and programs are suitable.

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