Learn about the entrepreneurial mindset; how to turn an idea into an opportunity with real market potential; how to develop a business model and use that to create a winning business plan; and where to look for the funding needed to launch.
Applications Open after January 1, 2017.
Get inspired! Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts, entrepreneurs, research scientists, academics, business mentors and coaches at the Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp™, May 21-25, 2017 in Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Washington, and on the campuses of Washington State University and the University of Idaho. The program is designed to maximize the take-away value to real entrepreneurs in our four tracks: value-added agriculture, animal and human health, technology and innovation and outdoor recreation. The four topics have been selected based on experts in the area and demand in the Inland Pacific Northwest.
Participants will learn when to protect their intellectual property, how to market their new revenue streams, and all about the risks, liabilities, and certification issues that will arise. Newly-minted entrepreneurs will leave with a plan of attack for their expansion into more productive, more profitable enterprises.
Our bootcamp instructors represent the best in research, science, technology and business in a two-university, agriculture-heavy region, and our BTE™ Campers will walk away from the five-day camp with a fully-developed business plan, covering the gamut from advancing a business model to how to pitch to investors.
Hummus goes great at parties. It feeds everyone — from the gluten-free and vegan to the most eager carnivore. Maybe that’s why hummus sales were up 25 percent from 2010 to 2012, totaling $530 million, according to research firm Information Resources Inc. Hummus is made from the humble chickpea, which finds its main home in North America in the soils of the Pacific Northwest. In fact, there were 150,000 acres of chickpeas on the Palouse in 2013, according to the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council.That’s about two-thirds of the national crop. And did you know that 2016 is the Year of the Pulse? Demand for Value-Added Agriculture products, like hummus, organic strawberry jam fresh from the farm, or locally grown and milled wheat, is projected to keep rising. As consumers grow more informed, it is up to us to answer their call for high-quality, Northwest-based value-added agriculture products. The Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp™ will help you respond to that demand.
What could hair-pulling in humans – known as trichotillomania – and over-grooming in cats, dogs, and even parrots have in common? A whole lot, as it turns out. Recent and ongoing research is connecting the dots between human and animal health. The emerging connections – from heart disease to self-harm, intergroup relationships to sudden death due to Takotsubo syndrome (in humans) or capture myopathy (in animals) – are bridging the gap between
human and animal health practitioners. From the book (and conference series) Zoobiquity to research occurring on the Palouse at Washington State University, the field is exploding. And the Palouse Knowledge Corridor wants to bring the two sides together. The Animal Health track will combine with Human Health at the 2016 Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur
Bootcamp™, with opportunities for experts and entrepreneurs in both fields to connect, learn from each other and grow.
How long can you go without pushing a button on your mobile device? If you’re anything like us, the answer is “Not long.” Technology and Innovation is rapidly changing society, from how we connect with friends to how we watch television. It’s a dizzying new trend and one that is unlikely to fade soon. Innovators and inventors can meet the needs of this new and growing market with the Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp™. The Bootcamp can help you take your idea to a technological reality.
New for 2016, the Outdoor Recreation track will focus on business opportunities and expertise in all things “Cabela and REI” — hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, camping, trail guiding and anything to do with outdoor leisure activities. As noted in the recent book Outdoor Adventure Education by Alan Ewert and R. James Sibthorp, “technology plays an increasingly influential role in outdoor recreation and adventure. The last 10 years, in particular, have seen a virtual explosion of technological developments in the outdoors, ranging from clothes to equipment such as signaling devices and protective gear.” The Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp™ is designed to help you commercialize your concept.
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