ENTREPRENEUR CHANGE AGENT PROGRAMS (ECAP)

Our Entrepreneurship Change Agent Programs (eCAPs) are custom designed and focus on a “learn by doing” approach. Participants work in teams to address a problem they care deeply about…with an eye toward developing a solution that envisions a sustainable new future while creating economic and social value.

Using a design thinking approach, our eCAP programs are offered in three phases, culminating in the presentation of their solution, their Change Agent Project (CAP).  Beginning with phase one, participants identify what inspires them. Next, teams engage in the ideation process (phase two) where they prototype and test ideas with potential customers. The third and final phase focuses on  implementation, understanding how they can turn their idea and vision into reality by developing a business or service model to support its launch. Their  Change Agent Project (CAP) showcases why the idea is an opportunity, how the team will launch it, and next steps toward creating social and economic value. 

Our programs do not simply focus on entrepreneurship knowledge and skill development. They also provide participants with an opportunity to better understand themselves by reflecting upon what motivates them, what their strengths and weaknesses are, how they contribute as members of a fast-paced team, and deal with conflict. They learn to embrace failure as a learning opportunity, discover how to become entrepreneurial leaders, communicate their ideas, and build strong, diverse teams and networks for future success.

All custom-designed courses allow participants to:

Experience

the process of ideation and opportunity assessment 

REFLECT

upon what worked, what did not go as planned, and understand WHY to support future success

Identify

develop, and assess entrepreneurial opportunities in their community 

Create

a solution that addresses challenges and opportunities leading to the design of a new future

EXPLORE

the skills required to work in teams and become an entrepreneurial leader. 

Analyze

local, regional, national, and global contexts as it relates to entrepreneurial opportunities