Apply for the Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp on September 18th 2010

Upcoming event: Bootcamp on September 18th.

Brief on program – This boot camp would mainly touch upon two critical elements of business i.e environment scanning: we will discuss in detail the environment scan and tools to run such scan – particular focus would be on SWOT analysis. Participants would be working in a group to present SWOT assigned to them.

The program has been designed to make it interactive and has two parts. First half of the day we would focus more on Sales and Marketing tools and environment scanning. Second half would be for live case discussion and group presentation.

Venue: Hotel to be determined.
Date: September 18th. Saturday
Time: 10 am to 5 pm.
Cost:To be determined soon
Number: 15 people max.

To pay your fee for the boot camp and other inquiries, please call Niraj Khanal at Samriddhi (our partner) at 9841 282 437 or
email him at
niraj@samriddhi.org

You have to pre-pay to attend the boot camp.

FAQ

Who is this bootcamp for?

This bootcamp is for

  • owners of small businesses,
  • entrepreneurs who have already started and want to grow their businesses, and
  • others who are seriously thinking about starting their businesses.
  • In addition, this bootcamp is open to final-year or just graduated engineering and science students who want to start their own ventures.

Who need NOT apply?

The success of this bootcamp depends on the quality of discussions and the thinking that the participants bring. If you are the type of person who dutifully takes notes, thinks that the lecturers know everything, neither speaks up nor contributes thoughts to discussions, does not challenge others’ thoughts, is not really interested in starting your own business ventures, and expects a nice certificate at the end, then, this bootcamp will be a complete waste of time and money for you.

What’s the point of attending this bootcamp?

The main point is to learn some of the tools that will help you to think through your business, and think through your business ideas from various angles which you might have considered on your own. The other point is to start cultivating a network of like-minded peers, supporters and experts whose knowledge, skills and contacts may be valuable to you at some point in your business in Nepal.

How is the bootcamp structured?

It’s a mixture of lectures, case studies, interactive presentations, and real-world applications of concepts. You will apply what you learn to your own business through your fellow-participants’ help.

What do I really get out of it at the end of the day at the bootcamp?

Possibly, a new way to think about your own business or business ideas.

What do I need to bring?

You need not be an MBA or a BBA. In fact, it may be better if you have not formally studied business. As such, you need not know business jargons. You need not have memorized articles from Harvard Business Review. But you do need to bring a good understanding of your business or business idea. You need to be aware of what you’ve been good at and where you need help in your business. This way, you can use the bootcamp’s strengths to overcome areas in which you are weak. For example, if you think that your marketing is weak, come prepared to ask questions and learn more about marketing ideas that can be applied to your business, and so on. Simply put, bring intelligence, an ability to learn and loads of curiosity.

How much do I pay and to whom?

Rs. 2,000 to Mr. Niraj Khanal at Samriddhi.

Email: niraj@samriddhi.org

Phone: 9841 282 437

I have heard that you had a first bootcamp in June 2010.

Yes, we had 17 participants then. The program went well. This one on 18 September  2010 will be the second bootcamp run by Entrepreneurs for Nepal, which, as you very well know, is in the business of promoting an ecosystem of entrepreneurship in Nepal for jobs and growth. Entrepreneurs for Nepal is excited to join hands with Samriddhi, the Prosperity Foundation, for this bootcamp.

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