Now more than ever, students need the tools and the mindset to enter the market as job-creators, not job seekers.
We work with the academic world to make it a reality.
We empower students to be entrepreneurs with
Entrepreneurship is something you learn by doing, not with theory. We work with you to offer students a real-life-entrepreneurship experience, one where they’ll develop a venture. We can integrate the program inside a degree or work with your in-campus innovation center.
What can we bring to universities & business schools?
Offer a world-class entrepreneurship pedagogy
Our online programs are based on experiential learning and inspired by leading innovation frameworks.
Connect your students to the outside ecosystem
Interaction with customers, mentors and other founders will prepare students more effectively than any class.
Full visibility on students’ ventures development
Never wonder about the status of a business project anymore, you’ll follow their progress directly from your admin panel.
Bridge for Billions is a practical methodology and the essential project monitoring tool for any entrepreneurship program manager. Beyond the tool, it is a great team, competent and available, which is at your service to offer the best follow-up to your students.
Director of the Entrepreneurship Chair at ESSCA
How does it work?
We know that every academic institution has a unique approach to pedagogy and we co-create each program so that the full entrepreneurial journey, online & offline, follows a logical progression. We will align with you on the program outcomes and adapt the service to fit your student’s unique needs.
1. Program Architecture & Design
We’ll start by defining the objectives of your program, the milestones we should achieve on our way to reaching them and the calendar that best works for you.
We’ll define together the selection criteria for both entrepreneurs and mentors in order to scout and find exactly what you need.
2. Ideation workshop & program onboarding
Students think it all starts with an idea, we both know it starts with a problem.
We offer ideation sessions to kickoff the program and help students start the program with the right motivation. Once we know they’re ready we onboard them to the program.
3. Call for Mentors & Matching
You’ll be able to attract and select professionals from your alumni network, your wider community or ours; and match each team of students with a mentor.
We’ll define together exactly what type of mentoring profiles we need to best support your students and scout exactly for that.
4. Methodology proven by 1000+ entrepreneurs
We’ll grant access to all the teams to the 8 incubation tools that will guide them in creating a validated business plan.
They will meet weekly with their mentors to go over their work, and share doubts and fears.
5. Optional learning checkpoints
We teach entrepreneurship too, we can guide and support you in order to align our methodology to your classes and make it an even more organic process for your students or we can also deliver them ourselves. Your call!
6. Business plans & final pitch
By the end of the program, each team is able to generate a visual business plan that helps you evaluate them, and helps them structure their final pitch in front of the class or a jury.
After that, your students have not only learned about entrepreneurship by being immersed in the experience but they’re actually ready to build their venture: develop an MVP, pitch to investors or build their teams.