Entrepreneur Boot Camp Webinar Series
Registration is Currently on Hold - but not canceled!
This Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Webinar Series has bee very popular! We had funding for 100 participants and these slots were filled within the first two-weeks of our launch. We are in the process of acquiring additional funding for participants at this time. As soon as additional grant money is secured, we will be admitting additional participants.
The next round of participants will be limited to those who qualify under WIOA.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act ( WIOA ) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market, and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
Please submit your application and we will send you an acceptance notice once funding is secured and it is determined that you meet WIOA per the Texas Workforce Commission.
Interested in Getting Started, Business Foundations, and/or Growth for your business?
We have Entrepreneurial Webinars to assist you! At no cost to you, just your time.
The 8-modules for the Entrepreneur Boot Camp Webinar Series (2-3pm):
Some entrepreneurs fall into the trap of thinking "if we build it they will come" but that is very rarely the case. Solutions for problems in the market should be specifically developed for a target customer and that takes some up-front planning and research. This video module provides some tools and techniques for developing your idea so that you can be more certain that what you're building will lead to a viable business that can hopefully scale and become sustainable.
Your elevator pitch must be good enough to get the recipient to ask any sort of question that allows the dialog to continue. This session breaks down an effective elevator pitch into its most crucial elements and gives you tools to help construct your own. Elevator pitch should be 2-3 sentences
Properly sizing the market, you serve is critical for many reasons, not the least of which is demonstrating your upside potential to investors. This module will show you various ways to size your market and how to properly message the result to investors and others?
There is a lot that goes into identifying and implementing the ideal customer acquisition model for your product and company. Get it right and you can grow like a rocket ship but get it wrong and the wasted time, energy and funding could end up killing the company. This video will help you figure out which customer acquisition model is best for your company and how it might evolve over time.
A perfect product that is priced wrong either leaves money on the table (missed opportunity) or drives away prospects. There is both an art and science to pricing your product correctly, including the metric(s) you use to base your pricing and decisions about publicly displaying your pricing.
Fundraising has a vocabulary of its own and if you don't speak and understand the lingo, you'll be at a disadvantage versus the investors you're pitching. This narrated presentation covers all of the key fundraising terms you'll need to know to get started.
Deciding how much money to raise to fund your business venture is really difficult. In fact, it's as much art as science. But it's important to get it right. If you don't raise enough, you won't have enough runway to reach interesting milestones and accomplishments for raising money again in the future. If you raise too much, you risk excessively diluting yourself, your co-founders, employees, advisors and previous investors.
Many startups bring on advisors to help increase their odds of success. But how do you go about selecting the right ones? How do you compensate them? And how do you maximize their value? This video covers all of this.
Complete 4 or more modules (either through live or recorded webinar) and you qualify for a $50 gift card.
This is limited to those who complete 4-webinars by June 6, 2020
What to expect? You will watch the Founders Academy video prior to the Webinar. At the Webinar, an expert in the field will be explaining the video in more detail, answering any questions about the topic, and providing a hands-on exercise for better comprehension of the material.
What’s next? Register (complete the pre-survey) for the Webinar and receive a free 6-month subscription to the Founders Academy which includes access to 70+ videos. Once your survey has been completed, you will receive an email with everything you need to participate in the Webinars. Registration will remain open through September 1st. Register here
Can’t attend the webinar? No Problem! Webinars will be recorded and available on our website.
Can’t forget to thank your Sponsors: Texas State University Service-Learning Excellence Program, through support from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, Texas State Small Business Develop Center (SBDC), & Founders Academy.