MISSION

Startup with Purpose was started by university students learning to become entrepreneurs. In the summer of 2016, several members of the founding team inadvertently got caught up in global affairs when they became victims to a terrorist attack in Nice, France. Entrepreneurship gave us a new purpose, and Startup with Purpose is our effort to help other people like us find theirs.

 

Our goal is to facilitate a student led movement around the world and use entrepreneurship, teamwork, and innovation to combat challenging social problems. We intend to do this by hosting a bootcamp in Amman, Jordan, in a region where it most matters – where we bring together investors, startup educators, mentors, students, and entrepreneurs from a plethora of backgrounds, to ideate, form teams, and build products that solve challenging social problems. Our first week-long start-up bootcamp is in June 2017 and we strongly encourage all aspiring entrepreneurs, students and refugees to apply to the program, and Startup with Purpose.

CURRICULUM

Students will participate in a specialized curriculum based on a modified version of the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship

PROBLEM

TEAM BUILDING

IDEATION

SOLUTION

PITCHING

IMPLEMENTATION

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Overview: Introduction, meeting others and focusing on idea generation and team formation.

  • Welcome, Introductions & Bootcamp Overview
  • Opportunity Recognition & Market Validation
  • Cultural Lessons Learned by a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
  • Trust & Taking Risks
  • Getting to Entrepreneurship & Venture Fundamentals
  • Compelling Ideas for Products/Services
  • How To Captivate Any Audience
  • Selection of Project Ideas – students pitch ideas and choose teams to join
  • Team Building Exercise

Overview: Concepts about team, customer-focused product design, promoting your products/services, and innovation in developing business models.  A networking session to mingle, followed by working session with mentors.

  • Beyond Concepts, How To Execute
  • Building a Winning Team
  • Customer-Focused Product & Services: Giving the Customer What They Want
  • Review Team Exercise
  • Value Proposition: Innovation in Value Extraction
  • Selling Your Product or Service

Overview:  Concepts of business design, getting to market, growing a global company, resources and funding.  Practice pitching your venture.

  • Business Design & Models
  • Leadership & Intro to Marketing
  • Overcoming Failures to Success
  • Promoting Your Product
  • Elevator Pitch

Overview: Overcoming Failure, Practice Presentations & Round 1 of Final Presentations.

  • Getting a Start-up Off the Ground
  • Practice & Final Presentation Logistics
  • From Entrepreneur to Venture Capitalist

Overview: Final Presentations, Keynote Speech and Networking.

  • Reflections going into Final Day
  • BMoE Mindset Concepts
  • Venture Presentations

WHY JORDAN

Jordan is one of the preeminent nations for Entrepreneurship and Technology in the Arab World
43.9%

Refugee Population

14.2%

Population Percentage Below Poverty Line

58.5%

Youth Dependency

29.3%

Youth Unemployment

OUR TEAM

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Abhinav Kukreja

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Henry Keenan

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Ahmad Ahmadian

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Danielle Vivo

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Moor
Xu

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Jarrett Wright

SUPPORT US

Startup with Purpose is a not for profit organization under the umbrella of Applied Innovation Institution, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that enables refugees to participate in the Startup with Purpose boot-camp. All proceeds raised through the Applied Innovation Institute will go directly toward funding the cost of education of individual refugees from the region.

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PARTNERS