Designed with the students in mind. Students can attend any and all workshops as many times as they would like, to gain an understanding of the topics presented. The program is broken down into the 7 sections required of a business plan & a "bonus" workshop on professionalism.
Knowledge > Mentorship > Entrepreneur Readiness
Students that have attended all workshops & have been actively working with their mentor will be able to compete in BENT's "Shark Tank" style contest, where the objective is to win business start-up money for their businesses.
Workshops will be hosted from October -May, by certified BENT facilitators. Half-day workshops will be hosted monthly, with a range of 3-5 different speakers/entrepreneurs, covering one topic.
Concise overview of your business
A high-level view of your business explaining who you are, how you operate and what your goals are
Product & Services
The market role of your product/service, copyright, patent, or trade secret data & development activities required
Industry knowledge, and present conclusions based on thorough market research
Strategy & Implementation
Sales and marketing strategy, and how you’ll implement them with an operating plan
Organization & management
Organizational structure, identifying the owners, management team and board of directors.
Financial Plan & Projections
Important financial statements including realistic prospective financial information, revenue, & expenditures
Competence in skills expected of a professional