We will follow this up with some informal drinks to exchange thoughts in an informal setting and to get to know one another.
The second week gives participants a chance to take a step back and focuses on a general skill every entrepreneur needs: Negotiation skills. This workshop utilizes the Harvard negotiation project to teach participants about their style of negotiation and how to create “a bigger pie”.
For those that need help implementing the newly acquired tools, and coordinated with the master deadline for idea development, this week will be complemented by an individual brainstorm session to give all participants the chance to develop a more concrete version of their idea.
Understanding your customer, how to talk to them, and how you will interact with the market is a basic entrepreneurial skill. In this interactive workshop, TED-talk coach Johnathan Talbott will introduce participants to basic pitching, focusing on specifying the right deliverables for the right audiences and helping students find structure when talking about their projects.
Although too early to pitch to a VC, this interactive discussion with VC and recruiters aims at providing an investor perspective. Ruud Deerks will provide insights into what investors look for, as well as answer individual questions of participants and give advice on their projects. We will wrap it up with some informal drinks.