Jun 28th 2014

The DO School Start-Up Lab (iversity)

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Have a plan for changing the world? It’s time to learn how to DO it!

Taking your great ideas and making them a reality is never easy. The Start-Up Lab helps you stop dreaming and start DOing, introducing you to the crucial steps necessary to get moving. This course is designed for people who have a concrete start-up idea as the course supports the actual implementation of relevant first steps. We help you focus your idea to have broader social relevance. The course provides resources and knowledge from inspiring leaders in the start-up community and offers insight into the learning experiences of other emerging social entrepreneurs. It challenges you with questions that every entrepreneur has to answer in the early phase of starting up and gives you key opportunities to exchange and discuss your ideas with other course participants who are also implementing their social ventures. This course is focused on helping you maximize on the impact you can create with your start-up.

The course consists of seven chapters divided into 3-5 units each. These units cover key steps social entrepreneurs need to tackle during the first months of establishing a new venture:

- Your idea: Add relevance and value.

- Your plan: Manage your project.

- Your legal context: Start on the right foot.

- Your finances: Build a strong sustainable business case.

- Your organization: Design your structure and operations.

- Your communication: Reach your target market.

- Your network: Build successful collaborations.

Alongside the DO School Start-Up Lab, the DO School is offering a set of worksheets for each chapter of the course. These worksheets include useful tools for putting the learnings from the Start-Up Lab videos into practice right away. Each chapter consists of a stack of 4-5 worksheets and costs 1.99 EUR. If you download all worksheets at once, there’s a reduced offer of 9.99 EUR. Following the course or not, these worksheets are a great chance to learn about topics crucial for starting up - financing, marketing, networking and more. Start DOing with the DO School Start-Up Lab Worksheets!

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