Our online Foundation Course uses a hybrid learning model and 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, phone, or online video with one final in-person (or online video) session to review the final presentation. Therefore, one coach can work with multiple CEOs at the same time.
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.
The student improvement scores can be averaged to calculate an improvement score for the program as a whole. This score can be used:
Please see examples and case studies below…
The ETC Accelerate Baltimore program culminates in 6 entrepreneurs competing for $100,000 convertible-note investment:
Reference: Deb Tillett
President and Executive Director
The University of Baltimore runs multiple investor pitch competitions each year.
Reference: Henry Mortimer
Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation