e.Builders Training Academy

After the e.Builders Forum, stay for two more days of in-depth training courses surrounding ecosystem building and entrepreneurship center programming from October 5-6, 2019. These high-level course offerings are specifically designed to complement the forum’s workshops and roundtable discussions and to supplement your extensive industry knowledge.

Saturday, October 5

ECM Course Three: Building Profitable Programs That Serve Entrepreneurs*

This course enables entrepreneurship center managers to implement best practices from throughout the industry to ensure their center is providing high-impact programs and services targeted to various client portfolios (i.e. sector-specific, focused on a particular demographic, etc.), as well as shows how to establish effective resources or mentor networks. This course is part of the Entrepreneurship Center Management (ECM) certificate program – click here to learn more.

Presented by: 
Carol Kraus Lauffer, Principal, Business Cluster Development LLC

Members: $450/Nonmembers: $550

 

An Ecosystem Development Workshop: Build Your Community Framework to Accelerate Regional Collaboration

Continuing the partnership forged last year between InBIA and CO.STARTERS, this course will help participants create or refine their communities’ entrepreneurship roadmaps through a number of exclusively developed exercises and proven tools, drawing on the experience of leading regional innovation ecosystem developers. Course leaders will guide attendees through every aspect of the development of their roadmaps, including stakeholder/asset mapping (community discovery), program vetting and deployment planning, and early  assessment resources (community health check-up).

Presented
 by: Andrea Wesser-Brawner, Senior VP of Strategy and Partnerships, International Business Innovation Association (InBIA)

Members: $450/Nonmembers: $550

 

Advanced Mentor Development Workshop

This newly premiered, two-day workshop will cover the fundamentals for those seeking to launch or adjust their mentor programs in order to better avoid common pitfalls. Topics include how to recruit, select, train, and retrain mentors as well as strategies for screening clients, client-mentor matchmaking, and how to evaluate program outcomes. *Please note: registration fee includes both days – Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6.

Presented by: 
Thomas Hordam, Business Developer, Technical University of Denmark, and Co-Founder, We Love Mentors

Members: $900/Nonmembers: $1100

 

 

The Business Model Canvas/Value Proposition Design Bootcamp

The Business Model Canvas is an entrepreneurial staple and global standard used by millions of people in companies of all sizes. You can use the Business Model Canvas to easily help startup founders describe, design, challenge, and pivot their business models. It works in conjunction with the Value Proposition Canvas and other strategic management and execution tools and processes. This workshop features curriculum developed specifically for InBIA by Alex Osterwalder’s team at Strategyzer (the creators of The Business Model Canvas) and certifies all participants to teach this curriculum.

Presented by: 
Benson Garner, Innovation Principle

Members: $600/Nonmembers: $750

 

Sunday, October 6

ECM Course Four: Space Design, Software, and Other Ways to Streamline Operations*

This course will teach you how to design and streamline your behind-the-scenes operations and, in most cases, the physical location and space itself, to help you deliver the experience that ensures your participants thrive. Topics covered include creating your culture with space, leveraging multiple locations, client relations and communications infrastructure, best practices for site selection, space monetization, translating your business model into space requirements, design considerations, furniture/fixture/equipment (FF&E) selection for all budgets, software solutions and IT, metrics that matter, KPIs, and meaningful reporting. This course is part of the Entrepreneurship Center Management (ECM) certificate program – click here to learn more.


Presented
 by: Andrea Wesser-Brawner, Senior VP of Strategy and Partnerships, International Business Innovation Association (InBIA)

Members: $450/Nonmembers: $550

 

Building Successful University Entrepreneurship Centers

This course provides the knowledge and tools to create a robust, successful entrepreneurial ecosystem within a university environment. Topics will include obtaining administrative “buy-in” to support their entrepreneurship development efforts; outreach to students, researchers and other stakeholders to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors;  appropriate tech commercialization models and best practices in migrating research from the lab bench to the market; how to use a variety of granting, donor/sponsorship, and self-funding models; how to build out services and facilities for university environments; how to access student and community talent; and leveraging regional resources to support university startups.


Presented
 by: Jack Henkel, Director of Partnerships, International Business Innovation Association (InBIA)

Members: $450/Nonmembers: $550

 

Customer Development Strategies Using Lean Startup

The Customer Development Strategies Using Lean Startup course helps entrepreneurs develop effective customer development strategies by becoming a certified facilitator of this course. Also developed exclusively for InBIA by Alex Osterwalder’s team at Strategyzer, this curriculum outlines several proven strategies that use the Lean Startup methodology to validate customer needs in a way that minimizes risk while optimizing cash flow. By the end of the course, you will have a firm grasp of these strategies and be ready to use them to help entrepreneurs improve the success of their companies. Having access to all the materials will allow you to start offering your own trainings immediately.


Presented
 by: Benson Garner, Innovation Principle

Members: $600/Nonmembers: $750

 

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*Courses in the Entrepreneurship Center Management (ECM) certificate program are offered both in person and online and do not need to be taken in order. Click here for more information. 

 

 

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