2017 Fall Training Academy

When: November 30 - December 1, 2017

Come for two days of educational workshops from InBIA’s new Training Academy, then stay for a fun weekend in sunny Orlando, FL!

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Where: Orlando, FL

Venue: Canvs, Downtown Orlando

About the Training Academy

The Training Academy (formally known as the Training Institute), is a two-day, live training program that provides entrepreneur-serving professionals with the latest information, tools, and resources to enhance and improve daily operations of your entrepreneurial program offerings. The Training Academy features live versions of four of InBIA’s signature courses from the NewCo Academy and Specialty Course Catalogues. The NewCo Academy provides participants with the ability to facilitate entrepreneur-facing boot camps or workshops; these courses provide turn-key programming solutions for you to use as a resource for your startup founders, and community. 

While the majority of InBIA’s curriculum is online, we’re bringing these particular courses back to a live setting since these topics are even more valuable when taken with peers for collaboration and peer-to-peer learning.

Course Offerings

The Business Model Canvas/Value Proposition Design Bootcamp

NewCo Academy: Thursday, November 30th (8:30am – 4:00pm)

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 your startup founders to describe, design, challenge, and pivot their business model. 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.

Through sample exercises, dialogue and discussion, you will learn all you need to know about using this tool to help entrepreneurs design sustainable value propositions, and you will walk away with the materials and knowledge to immediately implement in your own trainings.  

Templates and key takeaways:

Participants will have access to these resources in the Business Model Canvas workshop:

  • Business Model Canvas textbook
  • Value Proposition textbook
  • Value Proposition Template
  • Business Model Canvas/Value Proposition Canvas Print outs
  • Worksheets of Business Model Design,
  • Ground Rules for Interviewing, and Job Selection

*Please note: The Business Model Canvas/Value Proposition Design Bootcamp for Entrepreneurship Programs and Customer Development Strategies Using Lean Startup are complementary courses and best taken consecutively – you are not required to take both, but each enhances the other, so registering for both is encouraged.

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Metrics that Matter

NewCo Academy: Thursday, November 30th (8:30am – 4:00pm)

This course is provided by “in-the-trenches” entrepreneurship program managers who have won public sector funding for which reporting strong, positive metrics and organizational success stories is a daily job requirement. The course highlights how to find and share a variety of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to deal with common challenges such as: reporting, revenue or investment secured by clients, ensuring continued local governmental operations funding even when administrators/politicians change, and standing out in your local community when new organizations serving entrepreneurs emerge. 

Attendees of this workshop will be able to fine-tune their KPIs to both the type of entrepreneurship center they manage and to the audiences they will be targeting, including:  

  • entrepreneurship center funders
  • community supporters
  • strategic partners/investors interested in the entrepreneurship centers clients

Templates and key takeaways:

Participants will learn best practice tactics for encouraging companies to report vital metric information (even beyond their “graduation”/exit from the entrepreneurship center), technology platforms to retain this information, and how to use KPIs as soon as possible to assess weaknesses for quick remediation.

Participants will have access to these resources in the Metrics that Matter course:

  • Master list of possible Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Entrepreneurship Support Programs
  • KPI Anecdote Template
  • European Commission Enterprise Benchmarking of Business Incubators Report
  • Performance Report of Toronto’s Business Incubators

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Customer Development Strategies Using Lean Startup

NewCo Academy: Friday, December 1st (8:30am – 4:00pm)

This course will certify you to help your entrepreneurs develop effective customer development strategies. 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 unique strategies and be ready to use them to help entrepreneurs improve the success of their companies. 

Templates and key takeaways:

Participants will have access to these resources in the Customer Development Strategies Using Lean Startup:

  • Business Model Canvas textbook
  • Value Proposition textbook
  • Value Proposition Template
  • Business Model Canvas/Value Proposition Canvas Print outs
  • Worksheets of Business Model Design,
  • Ground Rules for Interviewing, and Job Selection

*Please note: The Business Model Canvas/Value Proposition Design Bootcamp for Entrepreneurship Programs and Customer Development Strategies Using Lean Startup are complementary courses and best taken consecutively  – you are not required to take both, but each enhances the other, so registering for both is encouraged.

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Pro Formas that Attract Investors

Specialty Course: Friday, December 1st (8:30am – 4:00pm)

Financial modeling is often one of the most difficult areas for startups and small business owners. Yet, it is a critical requirement for building sustainable revenue streams, attracting investment, and securing bank financing. Course participants will learn the basics and most current trends in equity financing to teach startups who may be interested in pursuing investment opportunities.

Those who participate in this course will engage in high-level problem solving to:

  • Grasp a firm understanding to teach a company what is attractive and what is missing in their financials from a potential investor’s perspective
  • Identify how much investment money a company needs and help entrepreneurs describe the potential for return on investment
  • Be able to accurately describe stock/vesting stock, stock options/vesting stock options, and repurchase agreements for founders
  • Successfully master using templates for revenue and financial models from outside sources to to create consistent and robust financial statements

Templates and key takeaways:

Attendees of this course will learn how to outline a simple cash flow process for a startup company by determining the initial market size, sales and process timeframe, expenses and staffing.  Additionally, participants will be able to identify some common types of business models, including manufacturer, advertiser, data/big data, merchant/retailer, brokerage, commission, and more. You’ll also be able to successfully understand and implement guidelines to identifying accounting, tax and legal experts to counsel companies .

Participants will have access to these resources in the Pro Formas course:

  • Company product financials templates
  • Company cash flow and revenue templates
  • Company marketing plan examples

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Pricing

All Training Academy courses are $650/course for non InBIA members, and $500/course for InBIA members.

Participants in each course will receive a certificate of completion, as well as ready-to-go templates to use as turn-key programming solutions.

Hotel recommendations

All of the suggested hotels are less than 2 miles from the venue. You can either walk, call an Uber or Lyft, utilize LYMMO, Orlando’s free downtown bus line, zip car, or bike share. Hotel concierges may even provide shuttles to and from the Church Street Exchange.

Aloft Downtown

500 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

(407) 380-3500

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Grand Bohemian Hotel

325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

(407) 313-9000

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Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando Hotel

191 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801

(407) 841-1000

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DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown

60 S Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804

(407) 425-4455

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Venue, Airfare & City Events

Venue

Located inside the Church Street Exchange in downtown Orlando, Canvs is a non-profit super hub for tech startups. The address is: 101 S Garland Ave #108, Orlando, FL 32801

The Exchange was recently revitalized as a 3-story center for technology in the heart of the entertainment district. The building is walking distance from the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Amway Center, SAK Comedy Lab, CityArts Factory, Mad Cow Theatre, Gallery at Avalon, and plenty of bars and restaurants.

Airfare

InBIA has partnered with Delta Air Lines to provide discounted rates to/from the Orlando International Airport.

The discount code is NMQEZ.

Click here to book online. Be sure to enter the discount code into the box marked “Meeting Event Code.”

City Events

There’s much more to Orlando than roller coasters, theme parks and Disney World (although, that’s pretty great too). Orlando has a surging entrepreneurial and tech scene and a bustling center of commerce with a diverse set of industries, award-winning restaurants, first-rate hotels, fantastic shopping and more.

We encourage you to come to the Training Academy, then stay for the weekend! Click here to learn more about everything else happening in Orlando, and here to learn more about Orlando’s downtown scene.

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