Entrepreneurial Mindset

Bootcamp

Master the fundamental skills and techniques that will pivot your mindset to turning problems into solutions. The CERI Entrepreneurial Mindset Bootcamp is a comprehensive and interactive two-day, hands-on training course focused on experiential learning. You will be immersed in real-world entrepreneurial experiences and introduced to numerous techniques, providing tools to proactively seek solutions for real-world problems. CERI's Entrepreneurial Mindset Bootcamp was developed from the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (IHEP), created by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative in Ohio, USA. CERI is proud to be an industry leader in entrepreneurial mindset education and is the first organisation in Australia to implement this innovative program.

What to

Expect

This two-day course develops the skills required to identify and make the most of opportunities; overcome and learn from setbacks; and succeed in diverse and challenging environments. The Bootcamp also enables participants to articulate their purpose and core values, establishing a defined pathway to long-term success. This program inspires participants through engaging presentations, interactive discussions, collaborative group activities, networking opportunities and interactions with guest entrepreneurs who share their extensive learning experiences with the cohort.

Introduction Session

Charlie Bass, CERI's Founder and Executive Chairman, and facilitator Anna Abelha, will introduce the history and purpose of CERI, followed by an outline of the course, including distribution of pre-reading material.

Day 1

Participants discover the “power of choice” in the entrepreneurial mindset. You will recognise problems as opportunities; how to put Ideas into action; overcoming barriers and roadblocks; and the power of bootstrapping. Groups work together to identify a real-world problem and ideate a solution that could be commercialised into a viable venture. You will be introduced to the lean canvas model and the concept of a Unique Value Proposition (UVP). Groups prepare a presentation to pitch to the room on Day 2.

Day 2

The morning session focuses on the “pursuit of knowledge”. Participants will learn how to find the knowledge they need in order to accomplish their goals; the importance of shared values and how to build a strong team; building your brand; creating a community and the value of networks. In the afternoon, teams will practice their mini buiness pitch, gaining feedback from facilitators and program peers.

Outcomes

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Utilise critical thinking skills to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities, manage risks and learn from results.
  • Understand how entrepreneurs utilise limited resources to transform a simple idea into sustainable success.
  • Understand and apply fundamental aspects of entrepreneurial thinking across disciplines and as a means of personal empowerment.
  • Establish clear goals, identify resources and determine the steps required to accomplish their goals.
  • Identify and interact with local entrepreneurs and business owners within the community.

After graduating from our Bootcamp program, you will officially become a CERI alum and part of the CERI community. This includes full access to the facilities in our Nedlands Hub for you to use for business meetings or team meetings, whether workshopping your idea in a focused environment or hosting an insightful conversation over coffee in our common room. You will also be invited to join CERI Plus, our exclusive Alumni network launching in 2022.

Who

Is it For

This course is suitable for everyone looking to open their minds to possibility and gain insights into the myriad of opportunities surrounding them. You will learn to recognise problems as opportunities and translate these into solutions to implement in the real world.

Applicants who wish to undertake further programs must first complete the Entrepreneurial Mindset Bootcamp. This course is highly beneficial to the following people, however not limited to:

  • Aspiring or early-stage entrepreneurs
  • Industry, business professionals and intrapreneurs
  • University students at a postgraduate level
  • Postdoctoral, researchers and academics
  • University faculty who support commercialisation or manage research teams

Pricing

The world needs bright minds, and we want to make our programs accessible to as many emerging entrepreneurs as possible. CERI can offer substantially reduced pricing on all our programs, thanks to our donors and sponsors. You will be awarded the respective scholarship with the maximum final pricing listed below if you meet the eligibility criteria.
Bootcamp Student Scholarship
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$110
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The Student Scholarship is for individuals currently studying at an undergraduate or postgraduate level at a recognised training institute.
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Scholarship Eligibility
The applicant must be currently studying a full-time university load of 75 credits or equivalent to be eligible.
Bootcamp Founder Scholarship
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$110
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The Founder Scholarship is for individual's who are currently working on a business concept or idea.
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Scholarship Eligibility
This applicant must be a startup founder or co-founder, have a registered company and have raised less than $100,000 in funding.
Bootcamp Professional Scholarship (Part-time)
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$220
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The Professional Scholarship is for individuals currently employed part-time and looking to begin their entrepreneurial journey.
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Scholarship Eligibility
This applicant will be employed on a part-time basis.
Bootcamp Professional Scholarship (Full-time)
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$330
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The Professional Scholarship is for individuals currently employed full-time and looking to begin their entrepreneurial journey.
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Scholarship Eligibility
This applicant will be employed on full-time basis.

Upcoming

Dates

We run our Entrepreneurial Mindset Bootcamp multiple times throughout the year. Look below to find out when is going to work best for your to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey. The intro session runs one week prior to the first day of the Bootcamp from 4.30pm to 6pm at our CERI headquarters.
November Bootcamp
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Intro Session: November 14th 4:30pm - 6:00pm Day 1: November 21st 9:00am - 6:00pm Day 2: November 22nd 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Introduction Session
November 14th 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The intro session takes place at CERI on the Monday evening prior to Bootcamp. It runs from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.
Bootcamp Day 1
November 21st 9:00am - 6:00pm
The first full day of the program runs from 9:00am in the morning until 6:00pm in the evening. Finishing with a Guest Entrepreneur fireside chat.
Bootcamp Day 2
November 22nd 9:00am - 6:00pm
The second full day of the program runs from 9:00am in the morning until 6:00pm in the evening, finishing with the final customer pitches and program graduation.

Other

Programs

Concept to Creation
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Customer Development Masterclass
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