2020 Bootcamp Dates:
Scotlandville Magnet High School
9870 Scotland Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Days: Saturday Mornings
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Week One: 3/21/2020
Week Two: 3/28/2020
Week Three: 04/04/2020
Week Four: 04/18/2020
Week Five: 04/25/2020
Week Six: 05/02/2020
2020 Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
The Baton Rouge Community Entrepreneurship and Adversity Initiative seeks to help members of the Baton Rouge community, particularly those facing economic or other hardships, in starting and growing a business. It is a joint effort of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute and the City of Baton Rouge. The initiative has two key components: a six-week training program called the Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs and follow up consulting projects for local disadvantaged entrepreneurs.
Topics covered in the Bootcamp address all facets of a successful venture. They range from developing a viable business concept and how to understand target markets to design a profit model, setting up operations properly, marketing your venture, and understanding basic financial analysis. The underlying focus is how to think and act in entrepreneurial ways—including how to do more with less and grow a venture with minimal resources. The approach will be interactive, so entrepreneurs will be encouraged to bring your business ideas and challenges into our discussions. Numerous resources, models, and helpful materials will be shared.
The Bootcamp occurs six consecutive Saturday mornings in the spring. It is intense, hands-on exposure to the fundamentals of launching and growing a successful venture. The Bootcamp is taught by LSU’s top faculty, subject matter experts, and successful entrepreneurs.
The price of the Bootcamp is $300, with full scholarships available to cover most of the cost for those who are economically disadvantaged.
The interest in the Bootcamp for 2020 has been overwhelming and has reached the registration capacity. Registration is now closed; however, if you are interested in the 2021 Bootcamp, your information will still be accepted. See below.
2021 Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
The maximum capacity for the 2021 Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs will be increased to welcome more participants. If you are interested in participating in 2021, please email the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute with the following information:
- Phone number
- Description of the business you have or want to start
- Are you considering a full scholarship to waive the Bootcamp fee?
The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute looks forward to connecting and welcoming your participation in the Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs in the future!