What is IPN BootCamp?
The Ismaili Professionals Network (IPN) BootCamp is designed to help Ismailis who have an interest in starting their own professional ventures. The objective of the IPN BootCamp is to provide aspiring and current Ismaili entrepreneurs with tools and knowledge to help develop and transform ideas into reality.
The program will be structured as a series of weekly milestones. Each week will be kicked off by a conference call highlighting the objective for the week, suggestions on best practices, and an overview of available resources for the team. Teams will then be required to complete the assignments. Weekly topics will be structured as:
Week 1: Team Formation / Idea Generation
Week 2: Understanding the Marketplace / Go-to-Market Strategy
Week 3: Building a Product/ Service Offering/ Financial Model /Business Economics
When will BootCamp take place?
February 9: BootCamp Kickoff Event
February 9-28: Ongoing training, meetings, and other team activities to develop skills and ideas
March 1: Pitch Day, including speakers, workshops, networking, team presentations, and an IPN Awards Gala
Who will be involved in BootCamp?
Participation Fee $100
BootCamp participants should be current or aspiring entrepreneurs. There are no restrictions on the desired field of entrepreneurship. Participants may join as part of an existing team or as individuals. A pre-existing business idea is not required. Participants should have completed high school and able to commit to the following:
- Approximately 5 hours per week for 3 weeks to complete assignments and prepare investor presentations
- Participate in program Kickoff event, join weekly conference calls, and attend Pitch day.
Coaches will play a key role in helping teams complete their weekly assignments, meet their milestones, and prepare for their final presentations. Coaches will help provide content, knowledge, and personal expertise.
Experienced entrepreneurs will share their knowledge and insight on a variety of topics related to entrepreneurship and what it takes to launch and develop a business idea.