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Get revved up with Start-Up: Syracuse Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp Oct. 15-Nov. 19
Get revved up with Start-Up: Syracuse Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp Oct. 15-Nov. 19August 02, 2005Carol K. Masiclatclkim@syr.edu
Anyone who has ever wondered if they have what it takes for entrepreneurship can find out at Start-Up: Syracuse Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp, presented by Syracuse University’s Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship. In its third year, Start-Up is a series of intensive education sessions designed to help entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs develop the skills necessary to take their idea or existing venture to the next level.
For six Saturday mornings starting Oct. 15, Start-Up attendees will be trained on topics like developing a business concept, creating winning business plans and making smart decisions on the critical financial, legal and marketing tactics for victory in a competitive market. Start-Up’s curriculum is built from key elements of SU’s program in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, offered in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. A team of faculty and guest instructors provide fun and interactive hands-on experiences tailored to train participants how to grow ventures with impact. Participants learn approaches that create results, and how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Start-Up is a solution for busy professionals who do not have the time or resources to enroll in a full-time entrepreneurship program.
Instructor Bill Walsh is excited about this year’s series. “It is an outstanding opportunity for people who have started a business, or who are considering it, to get everything they need in one program,” he says. “There is nothing easy about being in business today-this gives you the tools you need to survive.” Walsh is an assistant professor in the accounting department at SU and a partner in a leading Central New York accounting firm. This is his third year as an instructor.
No business background is required to attend Start-Up. The only requirements are curiosity and a driving desire to learn more about entrepreneurship. A $600 fee covers tuition, and a limited number of $200 scholarships and $600 Metropolitan Development Association scholarships are available to qualified applicants. Sessions take place in the Whitman School’s building, Oct. 15, 22 and 29 and Nov. 5, 12 and 19, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The registration and scholarship deadlines are Sept. 23, and space is limited.
Start-Up: Syracuse Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp is presented in partnership with Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, KeyBank, the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and CNY, and the Central New York Business Journal. Community sponsors for Start-Up are City of Syracuse UBOC, CNY Technology Development Association and the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on Start-up: Syracuse Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp, or to register, visit http://whitman.syr.edu/eee/falcone/bootcamp/ or call (315) 443-3550.