Home

QBS Learning is an educational service provider for K-12, higher education and professional education with headquarters in New York and offices in New Delhi and Dubai.

Having more than 25 years of experience in the education industry, QBS Learning has recently partnered with Young Minds for the distribution of Columbia Business School’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation program called Venture for All® across UAE & Africa at large. Young Minds is a digital newspaper agency and an implementation partner of Venture for All® program.

The objective of Venture for All® program is to educate and train young aspiring entrepreneurs to become enterprise builders and job creators; to prepare and educate owners of small and family-run businesses for the next stage of growth; and to help high potential corporate managers in creating strategies for marketplace development.

PROGRAM OFFERING
Hosted by Columbia Business School, targeted for students of 9th-12th grades, Venture for All® is a ten weeks online Pre College Program on Entrepreneurship & Innovation. It provides participants with an intensive, hands-on experience highlighting strategies and tools critical for development of new and existing opportunities of growth thru product innovation and organic growth.

The program ensures that aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs are able to create new opportunities for themselves and others in their communities. Additionally, Venture for All® advises policymakers at government, corporate, and educational institutions to recognize the need to build capacity for high potential startup ventures in emerging and frontier markets. Venture for All® offers “in country” courses in several emerging and frontier countries as well as multiple offerings on Columbia University’s campus.

Duration: A Ten Weeks Hands on Online Course
Eligibility: Students from 9th-12th Grades
Delivery: A weekly 75 minutes ‘Live’ synchronous class and self-directed assignments
Start Date: 15th January 2018
Fees: USD 1100

Venture for All® A Ten Weeks Hands on Online Course by Columbia Business School

USD 1,100.00

Venture for All®

New Venture Discovery: From Idea to Launch

Introduction

Learn the core elements of venture creation and planning in a specially sequenced modular format.

This “hands-on” applied course focuses on the creation, evaluation, development and launch readiness of a new business or social venture. Throughout the class students will refine their venture’s business model based on instructor, peer, customer, and investor feedback. Working individually or preferably in teams (of no more than four), students spend the entire term developing an effective and comprehensive plan for a “real” venture concept, with proof of concept including customer-based market validation and early product/service prototypes. Students complete the class with a comprehensive new venture planning document, investor pitch, a minimal viable product, and validated business model. New venture ideas must be something that the student(s) are passionate and are capable of near term execution. In other words, the new venture “must” be doable.

Duration: A Ten Weeks Hands on Online Course
Eligibility: Students from 9th-12th Grades
Delivery: A weekly 75 minutes 'Live' synchronous class and self-directed assignments
Start Date: 15th January 2018
Fees: USD 1100

Course Description

This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the new venture creation process as applied to an enterprise idea of their choice. Students, through interactive lectures, short cases, guest speakers, and self-directed assignments, learn the core elements of venture creation and planning in a specially sequenced modular format. Each module provides the participant with the knowledge and tools required to develop a comprehensive new venture plan. At each stage, students are exposed to critical terms, tools that support research and decision making, and explanations of how each major planning activity fits into the new venture creation process. During each module, students respond to a series of venture questions and exercises, guiding them through the planning process in a self-directed manner. Students identify and evaluate a venture opportunity, assess the industry and market attractiveness for their venture ideas, form competitive strategies, develop minimum viable products and services, and generate full financial statements. This course allows students to hone such professional skills as creative problem solving, oral and written communication, project management, financial analysis, and effective team leadership.

See Tables 1 and 2 for list of topics, focus areas, and associated assignments.

Program Benefits
• Certificate of Completion by Columbia Business School
• Letter of Recommendation from Director of Columbia Business School
• Exposure to Ivy League Pedagogy for Entrepreneurship course
• Decision Making
• Leadership Behavior
• Build an Entrepreneurial Mind Set
• Project Management
• Creative Problem Solving
• Skill Development & Preparation For College
• Personal Time Management

Comments are closed