Still Time to Apply for Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp on Petit Jean

January 26, 2015

The University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain will host the Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp in partnership with the UA Clinton School of Public Service, the UA Office of Entrepreneurship and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub on July 17-19.

Deadline to apply is Feb. 28. Cost is $350 which includes two nights lodging, plus all food and conference events. Scholarships are available

Speakers will include Steve Clark (Noble Impact, Propak Logistics, Rockfish) and Trish Flanagan (IA client Picasolar, Noble, Show Me Solar). 

More details below:

The camp will provide training for new and aspiring social entrepreneurs, focusing on such topics as business skills, legal issues, scalability, measuring impact, ethics and benefit corporations. Participants will also receive one-on-one mentoring from established business leaders and social enterprise experts. Participants will be selected from a pool of applications. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 28, and can be submitted by clicking here.

Applications will be judged by representatives from each partner organization, and the selectees for the boot camp will be notified by March 30. The selected attendees will then be required to complete a “lean canvas.”

The lean canvas is a one-page business model designed to concisely break down a business’s value proposition, infrastructure, customers and finances. The model is designed as a visual chart, with one half focusing on key areas of market development, such as customer segments and revenue streams, and one half focusing on the product offered, with categories such as problems addressed and cost structures. A successfully completed lean canvas aims to provide the basic building blocks to all of the company's activities.

Each team/participant’s lean canvas will be developed throughout the boot camp.


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