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Spring 2021 Virtual GE2 Program

About The Program

Building on the success of our Summer 2020 Virtual GE2, we are very pleased to announce that we will offer a Virtual GE2 Workshop in March 2021 - April 2021. This year’s Spring workshop will be built around a timely theme: Building an Entrepreneurial Venture Post Covid-19. We invite your students and faculty to attend this Workshop.

This event will be more intensive than what was conducted this past summer and is designed to cover essentially all of the material we would normally address in a 2-week physical workshop. Over the course of 6 weeks, one-day a week, student teams will be exposed to entrepreneurship concepts, receive mentoring, conduct customer discovery work, assemble a global venture plan and participate in a venture pitch contest. As part of this, students and their teams will have a multidisciplinary, multicultural experience.

  • Students will participate in a virtual workshop with other students from 15+ countries
  • Work on your ideas - Big or Small
  • Learn about Entrepreneurship and Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Understand Different Cultures and more!
  • All In Virtual Mode
  • Pitch Contest

Application Deadline: March 5, 2021

Building an Entrepreneurial Venture Post COVID-19

Students are asked to submit venture ideas in advance of the workshop. We will then build teams around the ideas. The pandemic has impacted society in so many profound ways. How have you personally and your part of the globe been impacted? Think creatively. Some general topic areas could include concepts related to:

  • Economic recovery
  • Social media & networking
  • Information technology
  • Hospitality industry and travel
  • Lifestyle
  • Health care delivery/digital health
  • Any business idea you can think of that would fit with our post pandemic theme

Participants will:

  • Learn how to build a venture
  • Interact with students from across the globe
  • Attend a virtual tour of a technology firm and a venture incubation hub
  • Learn from guest speakers
  • Receive a certificate for completing the program

Best of all, the workshop will be free for participating students! Classes will be held on Fridays over a six-week period starting March 20. Each 3-hour class will consist of instruction, followed by project work and team mentoring. We will be forming teams, there will be interactive class activities, team exercises, etc., just as we do in physical workshops!

Attendance Requirements:

Students must attend all sessions, actively contribute as part of group activities, and participate in the pitch contest to receive a certificate.

GE2 Virtual Workshop Online Application - Spring 2021

Students are asked to submit venture ideas in advance of the workshop.

We will then build teams around these ideas.

The pandemic has impacted society in so many profound ways. How have you personally and your part of the globe been impacted? Think creatively.

Please have your students and faculty complete a registration form; we will send more information after the registration is received.

To register for the workshop, all students are asked to submit a one page statement of purpose explaining why they are interested in the GE2. Those that have a venture idea are encouraged to include an additional summary on their concept.

If not, indicate your area of interest so you can be matched with a team. Note that we have limited capacity, register as soon as possible.

GE2 Virtual Workshop Online Application - Spring 2021

8 a.m. EST (GMT -5)

  • March 20
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
    • Team Formation and Class Project Instruction
  • March 27
    • Business Model Canvas & Market Research Primer
    • Group Project Work & Coaching
  • April 3
    • Lean Launchpad and Customer Discovery
    • Group Project Work & Coaching

  • April 10
    • Venture Financing Concepts
    • Group Project Work & Coaching
  • April 17
    • Venture Contest: Student Presentations
    • Virtual Incubator Tour with Guest Speaker
  • April 24
    • Venture Implementation & Management
    • Contest Results & Certificate Award Ceremony

More Information

If you have questions or for more information, please email: GE2@uml.edu.