Courses and Boot Camp in Entrepreneurship Offered This Fall

The first course, “Social Entrepreneurship,” will be from Aug. 24 to Sept. 21. This introductory course will go over the paradigm-breaking theories of using revenue generating business models to drive change in society or the environment.

The first course, “Social Entrepreneurship,” will be from Aug. 24 to Sept. 21. This introductory course will go over the paradigm-breaking theories of using revenue generating business models to drive change in society or the environment.


By james-hellegaard | 6/12/2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Adams Center for Entrepreneurship will host a series of courses in entrepreneurship, as well as an Entrepreneur Boot Camp, open to the FAU community and public this fall.

The courses will take place on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

The first course, “Social Entrepreneurship,” will be from Aug. 24 to Sept. 21. This introductory course will go over the paradigm-breaking theories of using revenue generating business models to drive change in society or the environment. The course will examine nonprofit social enterprises, for-profit social enterprises, cause marketing firms and impact investing houses. The instructor is Alexander Golding, CEO and founder of Helped Hope, LLC, a for-profit social enterprise that educates the public on social enterprise and impact investing.

The series continues with “Fundamentals of Franchising,” which runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 26. This course will focus on the fundamentals of franchising: what makes a good franchise; when is a concept ready for franchising; what laws govern franchising; and what to expect as a franchisee or franchisor. The course will further examine the reasons why some franchises succeed and why others fail. The instructor is Jim Greco, an industry consultant and investor in the food manufacturing and restaurant industries.

The series concludes with “Family Business,” which runs Nov. 2 to Dec. 7. This course examines the distinctive issues facing the family firm, whether a large publicly traded firm or a small- to medium-sized privately held business, including management and governance best practices, dealing with challenges of growth and succession and developing an innovative organization through the generations. The course instructor is Roland Kidwell, Ph.D., DeSantis distinguished professor of management and entrepreneurship and director of the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship at FAU’s College of Business.

Cost of each course is $99 for members of the community, and $75 for FAU faculty, staff and alumni. FAU students interested in taking any of the courses for credit can email adamscenter@fau.edu for more information. Members of the community, as well as FAU faculty, staff and alumni, can register online at https://fauf.fau.edu/SpecialTopicsSeries.  

The Entrepreneur Boot Camp will take place on Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Nov. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. This fast-paced certificate course empowers promising entrepreneurs and ambitious small business owners with the tools to write a successful business plan, find financial backing and design a blueprint for success. Upon completion of the Boot Camp, qualified participants may enter the prestigious FAU Business Plan Competition (at least one member of the team entering the Business Plan Competition must be a fully enrolled FAU student) or the FAU Tech Runway Launch Competition, and compete to fund their business.

The Boot Camp is open to all students, staff and the community. Cost of the Boot Camp is $50 for FAU students, $100 for FAU alumni and staff and $200 for members of the community. Boot Camp scholarships are available for FAU students.

For more information or to register, visit business.fau.edu/bootcamp. For more information, email adamscenter@fau.edu. 

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