Entrepreneurial Mindset Bootcamp


The CERI Entrepreneurial Mindset Bootcamp is an interactive, two-day course focused on education and training through experiential learning, designed to empower and inspire you on your innovation journey. You will be immersed in real-world entrepreneurial experiences and introduced to numerous techniques, teaching you how to 'think outside the box'. The foundation in CERI's selection of programs, this two-day course has been created to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurial thinking; seeing a problem as an opportunity - entrepreneurs start with the problem.

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 a leader in entrepreneurial mindset education and is the first organisation in Australia to implement this unique program.

Current Scholarships Available

Below is a list of current scholarships available for this program. To be considered for a scholarship, you must meet the eligibility requirements and specify the scholarship you would like to be considered for in your application form.

Course Pricing


Bootcamp Student Scholarship Award

The CERI Student Scholarship is for individuals currently   studying at an undergraduate or post-graduate level.


Final price after scholarship

Bootcamp Founder's Scholarship Award

The CERI Founders scholarship award is your opportunity to develop your idea in a safe, nurturing environment. You will learn the essential skills, foundational knowledge and the crucial mindset demanded of entrepreneurs. 


Final price after scholarship

Bootcamp Part-Time Employment Scholarship

The Part-Time Scholarship is for employees of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) who are looking to embark on their own entrepreneurial journey. This scholarship typically suits those employed on a part-time basis and are partaking at their own expense.


Final price after scholarship

Bootcamp Full-Time Employment Scholarship

The Full-Time Scholarship is for employees of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) who are looking to embark on their own entrepreneurial journey. This scholarship typically suits those employed on a full-time basis and are partaking at their own expense.


Final price after scholarship

Course Outline

This two-day course develops the skills needed to identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks and succeed in a variety of settings. The Bootcamp also helps participants articulate their purpose and their core values and appreciate the importance of defining their own destiny.

This program is designed to inspire participants through engaging presentations, interactive discussions, group activities, networking opportunities and interactions with guest entrepreneurs who share their learning experiences with the cohort.

Introduction Session:

A warm welcome, the history of CERI and CERI’s mission by Charlie Bass, an outline of the course and distribution of pre-reading material.

Day 1:

  • The power of choice in the entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Recognising problems as opportunities

  • Ideas to action: barriers to entry and bootstrapping

  • Groups identify a problem and ideate a solution and use the lean canvas to create their MVP and pitch to the room on Day 2.

Day 2:

  • Pursuing knowledge: recognising what you know and improving your knowledge

  • the importance of shared values and how to build a strong team

  • Building your personal brand

  • Creating a community and the value of networks

  • The power of persistence.


Successful applicants 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 mean of personal empowerment

  • Establish goals, identify resources and determine the steps required to accomplish their goals

  • Identify and interact with local entrepreneurs and business owners within the community.

When graduating from the Bootcamp course, you become a CERI alumni and part of the CERI network. This opens access to the facilities in our Nedlands Headquarters for you to use for business meetings or team meeting. Whether working on your idea in a focused environment, utilising our boardroom for meetings or housing an insightful conversation and coffee in our common room, the space is available to you.

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Click below to apply for this course. Have questions? Feel free to get in contact with us. 


This course is suitable for everyone looking for a fresh view and new insights into the myriad of opportunities that surround them. You will learn to see problems as opportunities and be inspired to take that next, difficult step.

It is also the foundation course for our extensive entrepreneurship program. If entrepreneurship appeals to you but you are not really sure what it is, this is a good place to start.

Those include:

  • Aspiring or 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.