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A unique 48 hour hands-on experience – Designed to build entrepreneurial muscle

  • You want to become an entrepreneur but don’t have a specific idea…
  • You have an idea for a business and are getting ready to launch…
  • You are an entrepreneur already and want to upgrade your start-up skills…

... the Bootcamp is for you: Over the course of an intensive 48 hours you will learn how to take a basic business idea and turn it into a viable start-up proposal – which you will then pitch to real investors. You don’t need to have an idea but you do need to keep an open mind and work hard.
With rave reviews from past participants (routinely scoring 4.8 out of 5.0 or above), previous bootcamps have proven that at a minimum you will achieve depth perception, perspective and a clearer path forward as an entrepreneur. You will also expand your network among like-minded people.
On the final day you will have the chance to present the project face-to-face to real investors.
Since 2009, INSEAD’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp has trained more than 700 people and has helped launch more than 20 new ventures. A few CEOs have taken their existing companies through to refine and validate their assumptions and model.
This is a unique occasion to join a high-profile entrepreneurship event, for the first time in East Asia.

Key facts
Date: Friday, March 1 @7:00pm – Sunday, March 3, 2013 @6pm
Venue: tbd, Tokyo
Language: English
Participant fee: JPY 75,000 (INSEAD IAA members), JPY 80,000 (others)
Capacity: 28-34 (waiting list will be organized on a first come-first served basis)
Included in the participant fee are:
➢ Tuition (2 full days)
➢ Meals for the three days (2 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts, coffee breaks)
Travel to the bootcamp and accommodation are excluded. For those travelling from outside Japan we can assist with some of the logistic on an individual basis.

Feedback from past participants
"The bootcamp alone is worth my whole INSEAD tuition fee."

"Amazing faculty sharing invaluable experience, sharp content, tremendous learning in such a short period of time, realistic context. Huge POSITIVE pressure that pushes your limits up, up, up."

“In less than 48h you can transform one idea into a short and powerful pitch presented to real investors, who are also looking for teams and opportunities to invest”.

"The format of 48 hours from idea to pitch was great proof that a small, dedicated team can make huge strides in short amount of time. Also, learning the language of VCs and how they think about and structure deals was hugely helpful.

“The bootcamp has empowered me to stop killing my ideas when I see their risks.”

"I attended the bootcamp to refresh my memories of the start-up phase, and to spend time with other aspiring entrepreneurs. I had recently sold a business that I started out of INSEAD and was considering starting another. If you have a venture idea that you want to qualify, or a qualified one that you want to raise money for, or even if you plan to run your own business one day and want to spend some time thinking about the steps to realising your plan, you should attend the bootcamp."

Past events

Friday, March 01, 2013
Tokyo Dai-ichi-houki bld 3F, Minami-Aoyama 2-11-17, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Slogan Inc office
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tokyo Second Watanabe Building 4F, 1-7-3, Higashi Azabu, Minato ku 01Booster

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