Presentation on theme: "How To Do It Room The Challenges and Triumphs of Building an Entrepreneurship Program Karen Widmar Entrepreneurship Educator Northeast Wisconsin Technical."— Presentation transcript:
How To Do It Room The Challenges and Triumphs of Building an Entrepreneurship Program Karen Widmar Entrepreneurship Educator Northeast Wisconsin Technical College & Amy Valente, MBA, PMP Business Faculty at Cayuga Community College NACCE Fellow, Curriculum & Training
Background The Entrepreneurial College Culture Getting Started
Getting Started: Internal and External Partnerships Internal Academics Sub-plan of Business Management Required for Digital Photography Required for Viticulture and Enology Multi-Department Bi--monthly meetings Artisan Center Culinary/Incubator Kitchen External Business/Leadership Coaching Workshops CDFI Referral Partnerships Technical Assistance Networking with EDC’s
Supporting Entrepreneurship Students Resources and Funding Marketing Your Program
Recent Launch Assistance Provided: General business coaching Focus group using PTA students Financial, manufacturing and legal resource guidance Promotional strategy development Website, logo, and collateral material review & guidance
Growth Initiative Assistance Provided: Interns “Biz Squad” Pilot – Graphic Design & Social Media Campaign Logo and collateral material redesign Review product and service mix General business and management coaching Business growth campaign development
Survive & Thrive Assistance Needed: Access to capital Website & ecommerce presence Management coaching Systems, operations and HR development Ongoing financial and bookkeeping support
Importance of Planning
Entrepreneurship Educator/Coach Dean, CTED Artisan and Food Processing Coaches Support Staff Entrepreneur Instructors/Educators
Dean, CTED Director, Entrepreneur/ Business Development Center ERC Coordinator Workshop Facilitators Startup Coaches Artisan and Food Processing Coaches Entrepreneurship Instructors Account Executives Business Coaches/ Consultants Incubator Manager Support Staff
Top 5 Tips for Success 1.Create a Vision 2.Communicate your vision & relevance of entrepreneurship 3.Perseverance 4.Find Champions/Partners on campus and in community (No Lone Wolf) 5.Lead from the bottom
Highlights of the How To Do It Online Course Goal: Provide community college educators, administrators and other stakeholders with information and ideas to create successful entrepreneurship programs at their community colleges. Outcome: Each participant will create an Action Plan catered to your college that explains how you will implement Entrepreneurship education on your campus. Objectives: Participants are expected to accomplish the following: Consider how to implement the entrepreneurial activity on their campus Develop an plan of action based on their community college’s goals Learning Activities: Six learning modules which are each one week long. Readings, videos, audio, interactive discussions, activities, check on learning, and written assignments.
Highlights of the How To Do It Online Course Module 1: Introduction to the Entrepreneurial College Module 2: Entrepreneurship Education Unveiled Module 3: Supporting Entrepreneurship Students (such as Phi Beta Lambda) Module 4: Entrepreneurship: Myths & Challenges Module 5: Funding the Entrepreneurial Agenda & Marketing Your Efforts Module 6: Building Community Support & Staying Relevant
What is the Online Experience Like?
Action Plan Development
Sample Participant Exercise Take calculated risks Generate creative ideas/partnerships Create better internal teams Create better external “products” Challenge conventional thinking Respond to evolving needs of its community Delivering imaginative offerings Engaging experience for students, faculty, administration Achieving growth by envisioning 1. Get into small groups (4-5 people). Consider the 10 qualities of an Entrepreneurial College: 2. Discuss with your group: How is your college doing today? What can your college do to become more entrepreneurial? 3. Share 1-2 ideas with the larger group.
Feedback from Course Participants "The 'How To Do It' course was the best experience I've had with a comprehensive course. I learned so much in this course. I have infused many of my lessons in my teachings and have gotten positive feedback, I have emails to prove it. I have begun my Entrepreneur campaign on campus. I have launched our Entrepreneur club for the students, I have begun dialogue with the foundation, all because of this great 'Take action' course. The ideas and strategies used simply pulls what you already have in you 'Out' and take you to the next level. Thank you for this much needed course." - Laura H. Manyweather, Los Angeles Southwest College This course is amazing! This is just what I needed. - Kourt D. Williams, Ph.D., LACC Thank you for a cool course and all your effort. I learned a lot and I am better prepared for working on further development of our program at HCC. - Andy Gold, HCCFL
How Do I Get Involved? Register on the NACCE website for the next available online course