Identifying opportunities starts with observing real (or perceived) problems in your community, listening to real-time feedback, and mapping the ecosystem to see the opportunities in context. What resources do you already have at hand to take your next step? You will learn how to identify your personal strengths, a practice that builds your confidence and self-awareness.
Creating a new solution often means discovering something that forces you to pivot. Through design thinking challenges, you will practice how to combine creativity and critical thinking to turn obstacles into opportunities. You also will have the chance to hear from innovative leaders about what motivated them to get started.
You will learn methods to fuel your creativity and how to bring your ideas to life in physical form through hands-on workshops and training. Using common items that you'll find in your home or artifacts you'll unearth in nature, you'll further shape your vision by creating a visual representation.
Communicating your ideas clearly is essential if you want to enroll others in your entrepreneurial journey. At the end of the program, you will pitch your idea, reflect on what you learned, and create an actionable plan for applying your new skills toward reaching your immediate and long-term goals.