The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, or “E-Bootcamp,” was tailored to the interests of Darden students, but also is open to alumni, UVA, and the greater Charlottesville community.
The E-Bootcamp consisted of a full day of workshops and a reception/networking session. This program focused on issues of tactical concern to entrepreneurs, for example: incorporating, building a team, sharing equity with founding partners, confidentiality agreements, business plans, start-up accounting, creative bootstrapping, and other funding concerns. Sessions were led by leading entrepreneurship professors and practitioners.
The goal of Darden's E-Bootcamp was to provide entrepreneurs with the basic tools to execute the first steps of creating a start-up venture. Unlike other programs, the E-Bootcamp offered basic “blocking & tackling” to get a start-up going.
Find information and inspiration for getting your new business started by browsing through the E-Bootcamp videos and slides below. Good luck deciding if you're ready to take the plunge!
- Taking the Plunge Are you ready?
Taking the Plunge YouTube video - Saras Sarasvathy, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business
- A Day in the Life Exploring personal trade-offs.
A Day in the Life YouTube video - Ian Ratcliffe, CEO, Stemgent, Inc. and Toan Nguyen Owner, C'Ville Coffee
- Legal Matters Incorporation, employment, ownership, and other documents.
Legal Matters YouTube video - Lisa Tomasetti, Attorney, Morrison Foerster, Greg Giammittorio, Attorney, Morrison Foerster
- What Do You Mean I Don't Own It?
Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright YouTube video - Peter Davis, Attorney, Morrison Foerster
- Being Account-able Taxes, compensation, expenses, and accounting systems.
Being Account-able YouTube video - Rick White, CPA, Hoffman White & Company
- Story of the Plan. Story of the Money.
Writing a Business Plan YouTube video - Liz Pyle, Pyle Associates, LLC
"Convincing others to invest" YouTube video - Philippe Sommer, Darden School of Business