Improvement Scores

Try-and-Learn with a Coach

Our online Foundation Course is designed to be used in conjunction with a mentor/coach, who provides feedback on the drafts the CEOs create based on templates in the course. These feedback loops allow the entrepreneur to try-and-learn many times with their coach and before they get in front of investors or judges.

It typically takes a CEO 6-8 weeks to complete our online Foundation Course because they are working with a coach through multiple feedback loops. A coach usually spends a total of 2-4 hours with a CEO during those 6-8 weeks. Most of that time is over email or phone with one final, in-person session to review the final presentation. Therefore, one coach can work with multiple CEOs at the same time.

Student Improvement Score

Using the Foundation Course, coaches can also score CEOs on core learning objectives during feedback loops and this:

1.  Allows coaches to stay organized when working with multiple entrepreneurs and focus on areas where each needs improvement; and

2.  Creates a relative improvement score for each entrepreneur.

Program Improvement Score

Program directors can average the relative improvement scores of all the entrepreneurs to calculate a program improvement score. This score can be used to show quantitative success of the education program, strengthen grant applications, and for internal budget support/procurement.

Examples and Case Studies

The University of Baltimore runs multiple investor pitch competitions each year.

2019 Fall:

151% Average Improvement on Learning Objectives

Watch: 2019 Hustle Award

View: 2019 UB Case Study

2018 Fall:

64% Average Improvement on Learning Objectives

Watch: 2018 Hustle Award

View: 2018 UB Case Study

Reference: Henry Mortimer

Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

hmortimer@ubalt.edu

(410) 837-5975


The ETC runs multiple accelerator programs including Accelerate Baltimore, which culminates in 6 entrepreneurs competing for $100,000 convertible-note investment:

2019 Fall:

62% Average Improvement in Learning Objectives

View: 2019 ETC Case Study

2018 Fall:

Increased Pitch Quality while Reducing Staff Time

View: 2018 ETC Case Study

Reference: Deb Tillett

President and Executive Director

dtillett@etcbaltimore.com

(410) 327-9150