Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The annual Syracuse Entrepreneurship Bootcamp will be offered October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, and 18 for the fall of 2017. The Bootcamp is held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon for six weeks at a cost of $675 (scholarships are available to help offset total costs).

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The program is ideal for those unique individuals who have the passion, creative energy, vision & insight to start and grow a business. 

The Bootcamp offers assistance and training in:

  • Challenges and opportunities for new and growing ventures
  • Innovative (and inexpensive) marketing
  • Business concepts and ideas
  • Legal considerations
  • Sustainability and safety
  • Financing the business
  • Accounting made easy
  • Fundamentals and operations
  • Doing more but spending less
  • Using technology & social media
  • Best practices on how to respond to an RFP
  • Contract management
  • …and much more!

The Bootcamp is a series of intensive education sessions designed to help entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs develop the skills necessary to create successful, growth-oriented businesses. A team of faculty and guest entrepreneurs provide a fun, interactive experience which will prepare participants to create/grow ventures successfully. Attendees also receive one-on-one consulting assistance.

"The Bootcamp was exactly what I needed at the right time; the program spoke to me as a new entrepreneur just as it spoke to the seasoned entrepreneur sitting next to me. I came away from every session with invigorating emotions of pride, impatience, enthusiasm, and excitement and they still linger with me today. I have started my own business with skills I could not have gotten anywhere other than the Syracuse Entrepreneurship Boot Camp!"
- Linda Erb, founder, OhGoodyGoody.com

Focused, intense, and packed with useful material, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is tailored to aspiring entrepreneurs, helping them answer the following questions:

  • What is a good business concept?
  • How can I determine if my business idea is a good one?
  • Do I really need a business plan and, if so, how can I write a great one?
  • What do I need to know about my customer and market, and how can I get answers?
  • Where do I get financing?
  • How do I make sense of the numbers, and which numbers really matter?
  • What is a business model, and does my business model make sense?
  • What is guerrilla marketing? Are there ways to do more with marketing while spending less?
  • What does it really take to succeed in business by myself?
  • Where do I go to get the information I need to organize my new business?

A team of experienced faculty and successful entrepreneurs work with participants, introducing ideas and concepts, and showing how to apply them to a current or potential business. Each participant receives a certificate upon completion.

If you would like to receive information about Syracuse Entrepreneurship Bootcamp program, contact Lindsay Wickham, events and communications manager in the Falcone Center at (315) 443-3550.

THANK YOU to our program sponsors for making this entrepreneurial training series possible (click on the logos to learn more about each company/organization):