The Startup Bootcamp is an intensive and interactive weekend of training designed to test one’s entrepreneurial appetite and jumpstart the entrepreneurial adventure. Participants learn the building blocks of what it takes to create their own venture from the ground-up, including idea generation, team formation, business validation, pitching to investors and more. Set early in the INSEAD experience, the Startup Bootcamp is an invaluable first step in a student’s entrepreneurial journey at INSEAD.
Registration for the Startup Bootcamp for GEMBA - Europe Campus is now open. Registration for the next MBA Startup Bootcamp will be announced in August 2020.
Can 48 hours truly affect you? Yes it can. This was by far the most effective way I have spent a weekend in memory. With very little sleep, but never feeling tired, in intense learning and motivation mode thanks to the programme leaders, you can only come out a winner out of this, whether you win in the bootcamp with your ideas or not... the bootcamp is transformational.
Best part of INSEAD so far! I loved the practical, hands-on learning environment and a chance to build a friend group here that shares my interest in startups and entrepreneurship. The programme was engaging throughout and the time flew by.
The bootcamp teaches you an incredible amount in a short time. If you have an idea, they will give you the structure and insight to craft it into a powerful, persuasive pitch and really let you know what investors are looking for. The insights and experiences of the Bootcamp Director are exceptionally helpful.
Whether you want to test your startup idea or simply validate the concept of being an entrepreneur one day, the 48 hours will give you the answer to both. If you do get excited to launch your startup idea after the Bootcamp, you can be sure to walk away perfectly equipped with the right tools to pitch your idea to potential investors.
I have always worked in corporates, educated with an employee mindset and was so scared of starting something on my own (I didn’t even know where to start). After these intense 48 hours I feel much more prepared and I am sure I will follow this path eventually. Before starting I thought that the fees were really too expensive and now I am convinced that it’s totally worth it.
Take the chance and get inspired from like-minded students and entrepreneurs along the Startup Bootcamp journey. This experience will sharpen your entrepreneurial mindset and provide useful tools and contacts to kick-start your own venture.
Are you ready for an intense and fast-paced 48-hours that’s reflective of a real-life entrepreneurial journey? Whether you are a startup novice or an entrepreneur with some experience, book your tickets now for the INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship Start-up Bootcamp and be prepared to:
- Sanity check startup ideas
- Build teams that deal with uncertainty
- Practice managing internal conflicts
- Validate start-up risk appetite
- Practice idea generation to pitch
- Take-away frameworks
- Test entrepreneurial acumen
From Tuesday 19 May at 7:00 pm to Thursday 21 May at 7:00 pm. Please be aware that we will usually end no earlier than 10:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. This is an optional non-academic Bootcamp with a practical focus. Space limited to 38 participants so register today!
Startup Bootcamp Winner - Beyond Tomorrow
14-16 February 2020, Asia
Beyond Tomorrow’s vision is to be the trusted partner to celebrate life and organise legacy. Beyond Tomorrow questions the problem of how can we gather the memories and logistics of our loved ones as they approach the end of their lives. Beyond Tomorrow will offer help to capture memories, centralize informatio, and deliver professional services for funerals, will execution and more.
Team: Ginny Fahs, Simon Pannatier, Alex Shmuilovish, Pedro Galindo (all MBA'20D) & Mehar Nangia (MBA'20J)
Startup Bootcamp Winner - ARTEK
13-15 February 2020, Middle East
ARTEK provides the highest quality digital frame available, coupled with a Fine Art digital marketplace, connecting consumers to museums, galleries and new artists around the world.
Team: Gabriela Nowak (GEMBA21), Matthew Nobles (GEMBA Partner), Dr. Axel York Poschmann (GEMBA21)
Startup Bootcamp Winner - Top Spin
28 Feb to 1 March 2020, Europe
Athleisure brand that puts tennis back in the center of the industry by repurposing discarded tennis equipment into the manufacturing of clothing and footwear.
Team (MBA’20Ds): Guillaume Valla, Oriol Navales, Manuel Puig
Startup Bootcamp Winner - Mosaic Farm
21 Feb to 23 Feb 2020, Europe
Our network of urban, distributed hydroponic farms combined with a tech-enabled platform efficiently matches supply & demand within a city (<5 miles farm to plate).
Customers become urban farmers, we aggregate and sell their products.
Team (MBA’20Ds): Aleem Mawji, Aubrey Keller, Marcell Zambo, Marco De Grazia