WHAT IS CAMP STARTUP?
Camp Startup is based on the previous years Kawartha Backcountry Entrepreneurship Experience. FastStart Peterborough is launching a new and improved experience for awesome young entrepreneurs. After three successful years, the Kawartha Backcountry Entrepreneurship Experience is coming back for its fourth year with a new name, an accessible setting and more intensive programming.
The new and improved ‘Camp Startup’ has been created to inspire youth (18-29 years of age) entrepreneurs and take them out of their comfort zone from September 14th to September 16th, 2018 at Camp Kawartha, through FastStart Peterborough (a partnership between Trent University, Fleming College and the Innovation Cluster). This trip will consist of two days and two nights at Camp Kawartha!
Camp Startup is where students, entrepreneurs, and dreamers have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in a dynamic and creative environment (to reduce barriers to entry, this opportunity is FREE for the successful 20 applicants).
Camp Startup is meant to push entrepreneurs to grow, think innovatively, be resourceful, and challenge themselves in the unknown. Through teamwork, these adventurers will conquer the obstacles while crushing their goals, discover new opportunities and solutions, and inspire each other as the leaders of tomorrow.
By bringing the 20 successful applicants into the heart of the Kawarthas, we draw out their resourcefulness, evoke some friendly competition, and teach applicable skills in innovative ways that can be integrated into the entrepreneurs every day lives. The transferable skills gained will be useful in their businesses and professional lives moving forward.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
During Camp Startup, we will be schooling entrepreneurs on five main areas of entrepreneurship:
– Value Proposition
– Business Planning
– Creative Thinking
– Outdoor survival skills
HOW WILL THIS GO DOWN?
Entrepreneurs MUST apply by July 26th, 2018 at midnight in order for their application to be considered.
September 14th, 2018 (evening):
Campers arrive at Innovation Cluster, (270 George St. N) for transportation to Camp Kawartha. Together entrepreneurs and staff will travel to Camp Kawartha for overnight and team building activities.
September 15th, 2018:
Morning: Entrepreneurship 101 workshops begin, with featured panel discussion.
Evening: Team workshops and camp activities.
September 16th, 2018:
Team’s pitch their ideas to the judges and return to Peterborough after an amazing experience at Camp Kawartha!
ONE LAST THING – The winning team of the pitch competition will take home $500!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Entrepreneurship 101 workshops
Opportunity to explore personal growth
Panel discussion with local successful entrepreneurs
All costs covered
Meals and beverages
Opportunity to disconnect
Services by trained professionals
Successful Participants Should Bring:
– a sleeping bag and/or blankets
– a pillow
– personal necessities
– And be prepared for all weather (rain or shine)
MUST BE 18-29 YEARS OLD
MUST DEMONSTRATE AN INTEREST IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ARE YOU READY? FILL OUT THE APPLICATION BELOW!