These are the topics we'll cover across 3 days.
Day 1: Learning Start-Up Methodology & Selecting a Significant Problem to Solve
Participants are introduced to a process in entrepreneurship that aims to make product/service development systematic while (if practiced well) minimizing cost.
This process will be the undergirding entrepreneurship principle for all the work done in the camp
Problem Identification and Learning to Use Slack
Participants learn problem identification techniques and methods to evaluate if a specific issue is worth investing time and energy into solving.
Participants are introduced to Slack, one of the foremost project management and communication applications that many well-known companies implement for its usability and versatility
Paper Clip Flipping: Participants will be given a single paper clip and given a set period of time to "upchange" for items of better value. This is one of the highlights activities of our camp and we have received excellent feedback from participants.
Participants also learn the importance and power of thinking out-of-the-box. Several techniques to do so are covered in this session.
Start-Up Validation Board
Participants will learn to use the Startup Validation Board to test the validity of their ideas and startups in a structured and scientific manner.
Day 2: Understanding the Customer, Sizing the Market & Prototyping
Know Your Customer: An activity to teach participants how building without the customer in mind can lead to disastrous results and vice-versa.
Participants learn how to craft interview questions in order to test assumptions extracted from the Start-Up Validation Board.
Participants also learn basic dos-and-dont's of interviewing.
Participants learn to evaluate the potential of their start-up by estimating using proxies, conducting market research and making smart assumptions.
Building a Prototype and Customer Discovery
Participants build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), the most basic version of their product or service. This will be used during customer interviews to allow potential customers to interact with and give feedback on the product/service.
We go for a second run of customer discovery because we want to emphasize that understanding the problem and the customer is of paramount importance. Synthesizing feedback from this session will allow participants to build that much more useful and relevant a product.
Day 3: Mapping out Core Business Components & Competitive Pitching
Participants are introduced to a 9-part planning tool that helps users find answers to the most critical components of an idea-stage business.
Participants learn to build a pitch deck and deliver a pitch.
Components of the pitch deck come from a winning formula derived from multiple international and local winning decks.
Delivery of Pitches
Participants deliver their pitches in front of a panel of external mentors from various backgrounds and experience.
Taught by positive role models.
With years of experience in business and entrepreneurship training, Reactor delivers world-class programmes in schools and universities every day. From serial entrepreneurs to ex-scholars, all Reactor trainers are stellar role models to the next generation of student entrepreneurs.
Lead Trainer, EntreCamp
The ex-President of the SMU Ambassadorial Corps and a liaison officer for the Russia-Singapore Business Forum, Weiyuan previously started a company and attended the Wharton-SMU Global Modular Course whilst in school. Trained in leadership development, he also obtained the Sword of Merit whilst serving national service. Weiyuan graduated with a Bachelors of Business Management (Strategic Management), and is currently completing his course as a certified Google Educator.
Assistant Trainer, EntreCamp
An ex-SPRING Singapore EDS Scholar, Rusydi has consulted for SMEs in the field of Business Excellence (BE). He received the Full-time National Serviceman (NSF) of the Year Award from the Istana, and is admitted to the prestigious Thousand Network, a global fellowship of young changemakers under-30, as well as the youth council of the Singapore HR Insitute (SHRI). Rusydi graduated with first-class honours reading Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, with a minor in Entrepreneurship.
Assistant Trainer, EntreCamp
Previously a startup portfolio manager in a venture-accelerator company, Robyn assisted in expanding a business into the Philippines. Subsequently, she took over an online beauty services platform, which got acquired in 2016. Outside of work, she is also a powerlifter and a national referee with Powerlifting Singapore. Robyn graduated from school with a Bachelors of Science in Economics, and is currently completing her development as a digital and social media marketer.