Overview

Buzz Lab Boot Camp: The University of Rochester Ain Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a boot camp program for entrepreneurs, small business owners and aspiring small business owners in the greater Rochester community. This program runs virtually via Zoom on Saturday in February and March and is supported by a grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Topics include:

  • Innovation and Strategies for Growth
  • Business Management
  • Bootstrapping
  • Funding Resources
  • Hiring, HR, and Interviewing
  • Payroll
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Pricing
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Participants must register online. Registration is now closed for the 2021 workshop series.

Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and aspiring small business owners in the greater Rochester region are eligible to attend.

Boot Camp Schedule

Real-time, synchronous, interactive workshops will be held via Zoom, on Saturdays from February 6 – March 13, 2021, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET.

Optional supplemental video content will be made available during the week between live sessions.

February 6

  • Management of Ideas with Mark Wilson, Co-founder at Neworks, LLC and lecturer at Simon Business School
  • Bootstrapping and Business Management with Bob Tobin, retired lecturer at Simon Business School

February 13

  • Idea Filtering and Rendering with Mark Wilson, Co-founder at Neworks, LLC and lecturer at Simon Business School

February 20

  • Validation and Friendly Input with Mark Wilson, Co-founder at Neworks, LLC and lecturer at Simon Business School
  • Hiring, Interviewing and HR with Libby Bakken, retired Associate Director, Career Management Center, Simon Business School

February 27

  • Startup Financials with Mark Wilson, Co-founder at Neworks, LLC and lecturer at Simon Business School
  • Funding Resources with Baye Muhammad, CEO, Rochester Economic Development Corporation

March 6

  • Doing Well by Doing Good with Tracy Williams, Sr. VP of Business Development, Rochester Economic Development Corporation
  • Building Your Brand with Amanda Altman, Principal at A3 Design

March 13

  • Pricing with Rick Cardot, Director of the Undergraduate Business Program, University of Rochester

Upcoming Sessions

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Questions?

Contact Heidi Mergenthaler, Program Manager.

2021 Boot Camp Instructors