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

Become a certified Mentor Program Manager by our newly premiered two-day certification course! Are you planning to launch a mentoring program for your clients or do you want more impact out of your existing program?

The certification course will guide you through strategies for recruiting, selecting and training mentors as well as retaining them in the program.  Topics also include 360 degrees  screening of client companies, client-mentor matchmaking techniques as well as effective ways to measure client outcomes. The certification course also introduces how mentors are easily rated by their clients in order to provide high quality mentorship in your program.

Testimonial from Robert Janssen, CEO of Outsource Brazil:
“WeLoveMentor’s conceptual approach on mentoring is a great foundation for mentors to become effective motivators and influencers for their mentees-”

*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

 

 

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

 

 

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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