INSEAD Startup Bootcamp


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 INSEAD Startup Bootcamps are now opened:

  • Online Startup Bootcamp FBL, 14-16 May 2021 for GEMBA students. 



Online Startup Bootcamp, Fontainebleau

14 to 16 May 2021


Are you ready for an intense and fast-paced 48-hours that’s reflective of a real-life entrepreneurial journey? We are thrilled to announce that we have created a new, engaging, interactive, fun-packed and exciting remote version of the infamous Start-up Bootcamp; idea to pitch in just two-days!

Learn the tools and start-up thinking to equip you to start and accelerate your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you are a start-up novice or an entrepreneur with some experience, book your tickets now for the ONLINE INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship Start-up Bootcamp and be prepared to:

• sanity check start-up 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
• pitch to investors and entrepreneurs as the grand finale


This is "minimum viable product" throughout – identical to the start-up world. There won’t be time to fully validate your theories or fine tune your outputs – we encourage you to explore other activities offered by ICE to further your entrepreneurship experience. This workshop will inspire you to explore entrepreneurship more deeply or encourage you to pursue entrepreneurship in a more structured environment - such as Corporate Innovation, Venture Capitalism or Angel Investing. Many past participants have gone on to found ventures and still quote the Start-up Bootcamp as the moment of both igniting and crystallising their entrepreneurial mindset; come and join the gang!

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If you have any questions related to the Startup Bootcamp or to the other activities of the Maag Centre, we are here to help you.

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We are grateful to Peer Kolendor (MBA'78) for his kind support of the Startup Bootcamps. His generous gift to the Rudolf and Valeria Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship helps us to inspire and educate future entrepreneurs.

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