Congratulations on your decision to become a change maker!
– we need you to make the world a better place!
We are super excited to bring the Startup Experience entrepreneurship program to
4Front Baltimore to create the Social Innovation Fellowship (SIF).
SIF is a new initiative at 4Front that empowers Jewish teens in Baltimore to transform community challenges into exciting new opportunities. 4Front has partnered with Startup Experience to develop a program that combines Jewish values with best practices in entrepreneurship education. The goal of this program is to inspire, train, and mentor teens to become successful social entrepreneurs with the mindset, confidence, and skills to solve big problems!
The 9-month fellowship kicks off with an intensive Startup Experience boot camp on August 22-23. It then continues on with monthly meet-ups featuring virtual video lectures from experts in Silicon Valley, mentoring sessions with local entrepreneurs, an exciting trip to Israel in December, a Demo Day in February, and a final presentation to the community in May 2019.
Read below to learn more about the Startup Experience boot camp in August to prepare for this intensive experience:
The 2-day Startup Experience is a unique opportunity for you to learn what it takes to become a successful social entrepreneur. You will hear from experienced global entrepreneurs and work in teams to transform a big problem into a new opportunity for a startup company. During the two days, you’ll learn what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset, how to be more creative, how to test your innovative ideas, and how to build a real viable company in just two days. We will take you through the entire process starting from scratch: Team creation – Problem definition – Customer segmentation – Market analysis – Idea creation – Business Model Generation – Customer validation – Prototyping and Pitching.
You will be working in startup teams of 3-4 people per team. The teams are formed on day 1 of the boot camp in August using a process that considers your individual skills and personality type.
This program is for anyone interested in being a change maker – the tools you’ll get can be applied in all industries and in all careers. You don’t need to have a business idea to participate – all you need is a lot of energy and a positive attitude. (see video below for more info).