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It’s time to think seriously about your social venture and consider the critical issues facing the world while you master the technical skills you’ll need to solve them.

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Core Course

Collaboration & Communication #2

Communication and Collaboration #2 builds on your skills developed in Module 1. You'll focus on individual effectiveness in team settings as well as team interaction, conflict resolution and negotiation, and decision-making.

Key topics & skills

  • Organizational Influence

  • Team Collaboration

  • Leadership & Change

Core Course

Financial Literacy for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs need a grasp on financial realities, decisions, and projections. Familiarity with financial statement analysis, cash flow, profitability, return on investment is essential. Focus on early-stage financial priorities, such as "burn rate," "run rate," and financial projection models.

Key topics & skills

  • Financial Reporting & Analysis

  • Cost Behavior for Products & Companies

  • Entrepreneurial Financial Priorities—Cash Burn Rates, Income & Cash Flow Projections

Core Course

Meeting Sustainable Development Goals

There are many critical issues facing the world, such as sustainability, world health, and social justice. Explore the extent of these issues—as set out in the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals—and see what resonates with you personally.

Key topics & skills

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Efforts to Reduce Global Warming—Carbon Credits, Paris Climate Accord

  • Human Rights

  • Efforts to Eradicate Human Trafficking

  • Food Insecurity

  • The UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Core Course

Social Impact Business Models

This course extends the Business Model Canvas to cover the increased complexity of a dual goal venture: to be financially self-sufficient and create social impact. This is an effective way of focusing business activities and creating a business plan. Learn to formulate hypotheses on critical factors, create test plans, test, and adapt or pivot according to the research results.

Key topics & skills

  • Impact Business Model Canvas

  • Market Research Methods & Analysis—Customers & Impact

  • Testing Hypotheses

  • Perfect Pitch Presentation Training

Business Challenge

Business Challenge #2: Business Plan Presentation

Working in teams, you’ll apply your fresh knowledge and skills to a new or existing business. You’ll present a business plan focused on the value proposition and the minimum viable product, supported by your Business Model Canvas and its components.

Key topics & skills

  • Competitively Differentiated Value Propositions

  • Go To Market Planning—Marketing & Sales

  • Operational Planning—Production, Distribution, Support

  • Identifying & Establishing Key Relationships

Courses and challenges subject to change

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