The Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Microcertificate is designed for undergraduate students from all disciplines to hone their startup skills and gain the experience they need to bring their business ideas to life.
The Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation aims to help university students take their first steps into the world of entrepreneurship and realize their ideas by tackling real-world problems, finding solutions, and building business models. We have developed a new designed micro-certificate.
The Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Microcertificate is created for undergraduates with budding ideas and helps you uncover the secrets of Lean Canvas methodology, customer discovery, and research techniques to validate your idea and prepare for your next step.
“Our micro-certificates are designed to nurture the seeds of innovation,” said Phil, adjunct professor in the Walton College of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Innovation and senior director of business incubation at OEI. Shellhammer said.
“This program allows students from all walks of life to hone their startup skills and gain the experience they need to bring their business ideas to life.”
An information session about the certificate will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub in downtown Fayetteville. We will provide free pizza.
The certificate includes three three-hour courses spanning at least two semesters. Starting in the spring, we will launch a Startup Toolkit course that will dive into the Lean Canvas methodology, help students discover unique value propositions and viable solutions for their projects, and teach them how to get initial buy-in for their ideas. .
By the end of this micro-certificate, students will be well-prepared to pitch their businesses to potential investors and participate in business pitch competitions, Shellhamer said.
“The key is to take ideas out of the classroom and put them into practice in the world,” Shellhammer said. “Even if they aren't ready to start something tomorrow, students who take this program will have the tools to get started when the right inspiration strikes.”
About the U of A Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation creates and manages innovation and entrepreneurship experiences for students from all disciplines. Through the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub, McMillon Innovation Studio, Startup Village, and Bentonville Collaborative's Greenhouse, the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers free workshops and programs including social and corporate innovation design teams, venture internships, competitions, and startup coaching. It offers. The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a division of the Sam M. Walton College of Business and Economic Development, also provides on-demand support for students who become innovators within existing organizations or entrepreneurs starting something new. I am.