at the IEC, we offer several educational programs for businesses that are seeking growth
Most business schools teach the writing of business plans as the way to start a new product or venture. But experience teaches us that most venture-backed startups fail and most new products created by established companies have a similarly poor track record. Our methodologies focus on the customer instead of the product. We use the "Challenger Sales" method to learn the customer’s business model, and then identify technology-based innovations that can lead to clear growth for the client. Risk is substantially lowered and funding is often available directly from the customer.
We also offer a collection of task-oriented classes that are tailored to the operating entrepreneur who is confronted with a specific set of operational goals and needs a compact and timely educational experience that is not oriented to a degree but rather to an operational objective.
Our Programs can be custom designed specifically for your enterprise. They can be delivered at your site or in Boston at one of our classroom facilities. We also have dorm and classrooms at Boston College, dependent upon availability. Class size can be as large as 45 students.
These world-acclaimed programs have been delivered as part of graduate and undergraduate MBA programs offered by IBMEC, FGV and UDD and through NGOs like Endeavor Brazil. A typical program might consist of six individual classes plus two half-day workshops.
Please contact Danielle Padua, or go here for more information and to register.
At the IEC, we run a wide variety of open enrollment classes on various nights of the week from 6pm to 9pm. Class size is limited to 40 students. Most courses are $50 per class per student. Students can enroll through our website. Check out our calendar and enroll by clicking here. Course materials are included.
Most of our classes are available as either Open Enrollment or as part of a one-week custom program. All of our classes are action-oriented and, as such, offer a step-by-step approach to understanding the subjects.
Topics include "How Technology is affecting business innovation", "The Impact of Social Media on Businesses", "What it means to be an Entrepreneur", "Creating a Value Proposition", "Pre-existing Category Development", "New Category Development", "Venture Finance", "Strategic Partnerships", "The Challenger Sales Method", "The Market Ecosystem", "HTML5 & CSS3 for Entrepreneurs with Web-based Businesses", and many more!
At the IEC, we offer a variety of FREE networking events. We post these events on Meetup.com as well as on our IEC calendar. They include:
IEC Pitch Night: Entrepreneurs are welcome to pitch their business ideas to an open forum and receive feedback from other attendees and our mentors. This is a great opportunity to meet other team members, investors or simply to practice your pitch in a safe and fun environment.
Networking Night: This is a pizza and beer event that is held monthly as a way to simply mix with other entrepreneurs. Looking for a job, a partner or an investor, this might be the place that it happens.