Entrepreneurship For Good

Event Details:
When: June 25, 2017 12:00 pm – July 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Location: Champlain College, 163 S. Willard St, Burlington VT

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers –
VBSR Members –

To Register: http://www.champlain.edu/entrepreneurship-for-good-home/apply
Cost: $1,850
For More Info: http://www.champlain.edu/entrepreneurship-for-good-home/program

This summer experiential learning program is grounded in the belief that doing social and environmental good is also good business. While conventional business thinking measures performance primarily in terms of profit, social entrepreneurs also take into account a positive return to society. But whether your enterprise is commercial or non-profit, in order to continue doing good work, any organization needs to be financially sustainable and that requires building a solid business and marketing plan. This program is built on the most current research and best practices in entrepreneurism, innovation, sustainability and strength-based organizational development.

Right from the start, students dive into interactive exercises designed to create a collaborative group dynamic and build effective teams. Each project team will develop a unique business concept designed to create a positive social change or to provide benefit to a disadvantaged population. Students are encouraged to focus on an issue or community need that is of personal importance to them. Throughout the week, Entrepreneurship for Good participants will get individual coaching from outstanding business leaders, bringing additional ideas and perspective to the students’ thinking. On the last day of the program, the teams present their business and marketing plans to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for feedback and suggestions.

The enrollment is kept small—no more than 25 students in a class and usually less—to allow for individualized attention. All students work closely with Champlain College professors who have extensive expertise, teaching experience and professional connections in the field. Program activities are based in the state-of-the-art classrooms, Innovation Lab and computer labs of the Stiller School of Business, right in the heart of the campus.

for more information visit our website: Entrepreneurship for Good High School Summer Program or www.champlain.edu/entrepreneurship-for-good-home/program

For specific questions please contact:

Don Haggerty
Professor, Innovation and Leadership
Champlain college