Executive Certificate in Entrepreneurship Schedule

Following are the in-Person Meeting Schedule. Participants will receive assignments/feedback during the in-person sessions to be completed and submitted online.

October 1 - 9:15AM - 1:15PM
Module 1: Customer Focused Idea to MVP

Halle Library

9:15am: Morning Coffee & Cookies, Welcome, and Presentation on Effective Networking
9:45am: Customer Focused Idea to MVP
  • Interactive Learning Session
  • Discussion of Required Online Activity.
  • Lunch
  • Expert Speaker on Startup Idea and Business Concept
1:15pm: End of Session Announcements

October 8 - 9:15AM - 1:15PM
Module 2: Customer Discovery

Halle Library

9:15am: Networking (Coffee & cookies)
9:45am: Customer Discovery and Competitors

  • Interactive Learning Session
  • Description of Online Activity Requirements.
  • Lunch
  • Expert Speaker on Customer Discovery

1:15pm: End of Session Announcements


October 15 - 9:15AM - 1:15PM
Module 3: Customer Acquisition

Student Center

9:15am: Networking (Coffee & cookies)
9:45am: Customer Acquisition

  • Interactive Learning Session
  • Description of Required Online Activity
  • Lunch
  • Expert Speaker on Customer Acquisition

1:15pm: End of Session Announcements


October 22 - 9:15AM - 1:15PM
Module 4: Organizing Effectively and Legal Issues

Halle Library

9:15am: Networking (Coffee & cookies)
9:45am: Business Formation and Legal Issues

  • Interactive Learning Session
  • Description of Required Online Activity
  • Lunch
  • Expert Speaker on Legal Issues

1:15pm: End of Session Announcements


October 29 - 9:15AM - 1:15PM
Module 5: Financial Modeling and Fundraising

Student Center

9:15am: Networking (Coffee & cookies)
9:45am: Financial Modeling and Fundraising

  • Interactive Learning Session
  • Description of Required Online Activity
  • Luch
  • Expert Speaker on Financial Modeling

1:15pm: End of Session Announcements


November 5 - 9:15AM - 1:15PM
Module 6: Pitch Coaching for Venture Challenge

Halle Library

9:15am: Networking (Coffee & cookies)
9:45am: Pitch Coaching for Venture Challenge

  • Interactive Coaching session 
  • Description of Required Online Activity
  • Lunch

10:45am: Pitch deck assignment
1:15pm: End of Session Announcements


November 12 - 9:15AM - 1:15PM
Module 7: Pitch Coaching and Semi-Final Venture Challenge

Student Center

 

9:15am: Breakfast & Networking
9:45am: Pitch Coaching and Semi-Final Venture Challenge

  • Interactive Coaching Session on Pitching

11:45am: Working Lunch- Pitching Rehearsal
12:30pm: Semi-Final- Venture Challenge (2.5 Minute Pitch & 2.5 Minute Q&A)

  • Results will be announced on the following Monday

1:15pm: Concluding Remarks (Five Minutes)


November 19 - 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Module 8: Graduation and Final Venture Challenge

Student Center

9:00am: Breakfast and Pitch Rehearsal
10:00am: Final Venture Challenge Pitching to Investors Pitch for 5 Minutes & Q&A for up to 5 Minutes
12:30pm: Lunch, Graduation with EMU Certificates and Badges & Venture Challenge Winner Announcements
1:30pm: Concluding Remarks (Five Minutes)

 

 
January 8
8:30am-12pm
Module One
Evaluating the Idea and Business Concept
January 15
9am-12pm
Module
Two
Customer Discovery
January 22
9am-12pm
Module Three
Customer Acquisition
January 29
9am-12om
Module Four
Organizing Effectively and Legal Issues
February 5
9am-12pm
Module
Five
Financial Modeling
February 12
9am-12pm
Module
Six
Fundraising and Pitch Coaching
February 19
9am-1:30pm
Module Seven
Pitch Coaching and Semi-Final Venture Challenge

February 26
9am-1:30pm
Module Eight
Graduation and Final Venture Challenge