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EPIC Entrepreneurship & Innovation Bootcamp 

Raising Your Game in Entrepreneurship
UNLEAShing EntrepreneurIAL Excellence

Entrepreneurship education is an emerging discipline around the world. This pioneering space allows educators to lead the next generation of entrepreneurs.

 

Currently, entrepreneurship educators are trying to design a successful, standardized teaching methodology for their students. One of the most renowned frameworks in entrepreneurial education is Disciplined Entrepreneurship and the “24 Steps to a Successful Startup” developed by Bill Aulet, Managing Director at the Martin Trust Center (MTC) for MIT Entrepreneurship. 

 

Latin America has the talent, capital, and market for explosive entrepreneurial growth. With the MTC, Latin America can optimize this potential and bolster its network.

For near a decade, EPIC Lab has partnered with the Martin Trust Center in diverse initiatives from hosting ITAM students in delta v acceleration program, to teaching an Entrepreneurship & Innovation Bootcamp in Mexico, and hosting EPIC Lab’s Director as a visiting scholar for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

EPIC Lab will serve as a bridge, connecting the theoretical frameworks from the Martin Trust Center to entrepreneurial practice in Latin America. From an academic perspective, ITAM is a highly regarded, quantitatively focused university well-connected to partner universities throughout Mexico and Latin America.

About EPIC Lab:

EPIC Lab is ITAM's Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
It aims to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in students, encouraging them to explore entrepreneurship as a real and rewarding career path which can impact the world. The EPIC Lab offers events, workshops, and conferences focused on strengthening the skills and knowledge of the student community.

About Martin Trust:

The Martin Trust Center (MTC) for MIT Entrepreneurship seeks to advance knowledge and educate students in innovation-driven entrepreneurship that will best serve the world in the 21st century by providing proven frameworks, courses, programs, facilities, and mentorship.

The Consortium’s Goal

Act as a collaborative platform to exchange best practices and insights in entrepreneurship education, learn about the operating system of a world-class entrepreneurship center, and shape the agenda of the most pressing issues in the future of entrepreneurship education.

When?

  • Monday, June 13th – Thursday, June 23th
     

  • Demo Day:  Friday, June 24th. Teams will have the opportunity to pitch to venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.
     

  • Schedule: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and some time to do market research on weekends. 

Why Should I Join? 

By becoming a member of this Entrepreneurship Consortium, entrepreneurship centers and their students can enjoy the following benefits:

Entrepreneurship Centers:

  • Join the annual Teach the Teachers workshop, a three-day in-person event, to discuss specific topics related to entrepreneurship education and centers. This will cover a deep dive into Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup to equip educators to teach this methodology to their students. This workshop will also cover other entrepreneurship center-related topics, like strategic programming, fundraising, and operating practices (Agenda TBD). The Teach the Teacher workshop is hosted in Mexico City at the ITAM Río Hondo campus. Up to four participants per organization may participate in the workshop.

  • Participate in bi-monthly virtual talks for entrepreneurship educators.

  • Access the MTC monthly newsletter, which includes relevant Latin American entrepreneurship content.

  • Network with thought leaders in the entrepreneurial education space in Latin America and Spain for potential joint collaboration events. 

  • Obtain two free tickets to the MTC Corporate Symposium: New Frontiers of Entrepreneurship 2024

  • Members are included in the Consortium’s members-only directory (members opt-in)

Students:

  • Eligible to apply in the two-week, in-person Entrepreneurship & Innovation Bootcamp, where participants go through an intensive bootcamp to create, design, develop, and pitch a business idea. This bootcamp is taught by MTC EIRs and local entrepreneurs. It is hosted in Mexico City at the ITAM Río Hondo campus. (See a video of our past bootcamp.) 

  • Attend the MTC’s delta-v Demo Day, hosted in Cambridge MA at MIT campus, and network with other consortium members.  

  • Pitch ideas at the virtual Entrepreneurship Consortium Demo Day. 

INVESTMENT

Annual Membership Amount (to be paid in full before January 19th, 2024): $5,000 USD

 

Contact druizmass@itam.mx to learn about the registration process, and how to join.

Registration Process

Get your membership for the 2024 calendar year

 

This membership will be valid for the 2024 calendar year

 

Step 1: Fill out this form before November 30th, 2023 (Click on the link:  https://bit.ly/424JEt1)

Step 2: Schedule a meeting with EPIC lab’s team by sending an email to druizmass@itam.mx

Step 3: Make payment before January 19th, 2024. Payment information will be sent after the meeting. 

Tentative Schedule: 

Bi-monthly virtual talks:

The bi-monthly virtual talks will be held on the first Thursday of every two months, at 10 am ET:

 

  • February 22nd, 2024: Networking session, meet other members and EPIC Lab and MTC teams

  • April 4th, 2024: Topic and speakers TBD (in person during Train the Trainers or virtual)

  • June 6th, 2024: Topic and speakers TBD

  • August 1st, 2024: Consortium Virtual Member Roundtable & Networking Event

  • October 10th, 2024: Topic and speakers TBD

  • December 5th, 2024: Topic and speakers TBD

Teach the Teachers Workshop: 

Join a three-day, in-person event to discuss specific entrepreneurship education topics.  

  • Date: Wednesday, April 3rd - Friday, April 5th, 2024 

  • Venue: This event is hosted in Mexico City at the ITAM Río Hondo campus. 

  • Agenda: The workshop will cover best-in-class approaches to Disciplined Entrepreneurship education and center programming, fundraising, and operating practices. It will provide best practices, tips, and tools for leading an entrepreneurship center and a deep dive on the 24 steps content to empower professors to teach this methodology; the content will include local examples and entrepreneurial stories. (Agenda TBD)

 

Additional dates: 

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Bootcamp 2024: June 3rd - June 15th (subject to change), hosted in Mexico City, Mexico. 

  • Delta v Demo Day:  Friday, September 6th, 2024, hosted in Cambridge MA, at MIT. 

  • MTC Corporate Symposium - New Frontiers of Entrepreneurship 2024: TBD

Let's raise entrepreneurship education together!

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