Startup Entrepreneurship

2-week Concentration

Ever wonder why the world is full of great ideas, but few turn into successful businesses?

Launching a new business is one of the most challenging things you will ever do — EXPLO gives you the tools you need to get your ideas up and running, from preparing a pitch and landing seed money to defining your business model and building a functioning business organization.

Pitch your plans to an angel investor, tour operations at successful business incubators, and discuss your competitor analysis with startup CEOs. EXPLO pairs you with some of the most creative (and successful) minds in the business, including serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, for real-world advice on what’s needed to land funding, how to handle staffing, and what to strive for in building a successful organizational culture. Culminate the program by presenting your pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs, and receiving the personalized feedback you need to bring your idea to the market.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Company Visits – Visit the sites of successful startups to watch their planning and production in action, discovering how a workspace and team environment influence creativity and collaboration.

Prototype Designs – Develop physical and virtual prototypes and create a product example that will persuade investors and potential customers to buy into your product.

Business Pitches – Discover what it takes to pull off a compelling pitch. From elevator pitches at networking events to presenting to a panel of investors, you’ll develop a message that resonates with anyone.

Marketing + Market Research – Poll potential customers to discover what they love, or craft a full-length survey to discover who your product most appeals to. Explore a number of marketing avenues, and strategically use this information to find just how far your reach will go.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Company Visits – Visit the sites of successful startups to watch their planning and production in action, discovering how a workspace and team environment influence creativity and collaboration.

Prototype Designs – Develop physical and virtual prototypes and create a product example that will persuade investors and potential customers to buy into your product.

Business Pitches – Discover what it takes to pull off a compelling pitch. From elevator pitches at networking events to presenting to a panel of investors, you’ll develop a message that resonates with anyone.

Marketing + Market Research – Poll potential customers to discover what they love, or craft a full-length survey to discover who your product most appeals to. Explore a number of marketing avenues, and strategically use this information to find just how far your reach will go.

AT EXPLO, LEARNING IS MORE
THAN JUST HANDS-ON.

IT’S ALL IN.

Get out of the classroom and into the real world.

Immersive projects, expert professionals, career connections — every day at
EXPLO is packed with opportunities to explore the world of people and ideas.

We met so many administrators and startup innovators. We got to ask them questions about how to start a business, why they chose their business models, and what their creative process looks like. . . It’s definitely been a great experience because we’ve all learned so much by talking with all these professionals in the field.

WHAT IS A CONCENTRATION?

Concentrations at EXPLO are a deep dive into a single subject for students who have a strong sense of what they’re interested in and what they may want to pursue for a career or future study.

Students who enroll in a concentration take just the single course over the course of one or two weeks (depending upon which program you choose). While you are part of the larger EXPLO community, you’ll find that most of your time is spent with your Intensive cohort — other students who, like you, are completely dialed in to the subject you’re exploring.


MORE @ EXPLO NEW YORK

Not ready to invest all of your time on just one subject?
EXPLO New York also offers a three-week option where you can pursue your strengths and interests via a wide variety of hands-on courses, electives, activities, and trips.

Here are some additional courses at EXPLO you may find intriguing:

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