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Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Mindset instead of Entrepreneurship

Faculty member teaching class of students

As the business world becomes hyper-competitive, leaders throughout organizations must anticipate, innovate, and act on the right opportunities to keep themselves and their companies out in front. This program is designed to introduce the mindset of a successful entrepreneur to create an innovative vision, garner resources, and lead others through uncertainty. Participants will learn and leverage entrepreneurial skills to identify opportunities, create value for stakeholders, and manage the unknowns of the future.

Format

Hands-on, minds-on workshop. 

Topic Areas

  • Opportunity identification
  • How to evaluate ideas in uncertainty
  • Learning and recovering from failure

Benefits of Attending

  • Develop entrepreneurial skills
  • Learn from expert entrepreneurs
  • Discover ways to innovate

Facilitators

Invited Speakers

Apex Center for Entrepreneurs

Pamplin College of Business Apex Center for Entrepreneurs has launched more than 150 student-led new venture teams and has more than 100 entrepreneurs, alumni and industry partners engaged on campus.

To be added to our listserv email Briana Blanchard at bnblanch@vt.edu

Day 1 - registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and class runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with a working lunch and a networking reception from 4-5 p.m. at the conclusion of the first day; Day 2 check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and class runs 9 a.m. to noon. 

Location

Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center, Arlington, VA

Target Audience

For leaders and managers looking to develop their entrepreneurial capacities and those who may want to start a business. The learning experiences are applicable within a large corporation that’s seeking to promote innovation, and to those just starting out and wondering what to do next. 

Fee per Participant

$1,195. Includes all instruction, course materials, lunch, parking, and a networking reception. Space is limited..

Group discounts are available for organizations sending three or more participants. Please contact Briana Blanchard, Continuing and Professional Education, for more information at bnblanch@vt.edu or 571-858-3304.

Certification

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and one Continuing Education Unit (CEUs).