ENTREPRENEUR CHANGE AGENT PROGRAMS (ECAP)

Our Entrepreneurship Change Agent Programs (eCAPs) are custom designed deploying a “learn by doing” approach where entrepreneurs will work in teams to address a problem in the community with an eye toward developing a solution that envisions a sustainable new future by creating economic and social value.

Using a design thinking approach, our eCAP programs are offered in three phases, culminating in the presentation of a solution, their Change Agent Project (CAP).  Beginning with phase one, participants identify what inspires them and their team. 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. This phase culminates with the presentation of their  Change Agent Project (CAP) that describes why the idea is an opportunity, how it will be launched and financially sustainable, and how the team will create 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:

All custom-designed courses allow participants to:

Experience

the process of ideation and opportunity assessment 

Develop

strong reflective skills that reinforce behavioral changes 

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