Innovate ND, a statewide program that assists entrepreneurs in developing business ideas, is hosting a series of Proving Ground Boot Camps. The boot camp series kicks off March 5 online with a live boot camp held April 6-7 at the NDSU Alumni Center.
“The Proving Ground Boot Camp Series is an excellent opportunity for North Dakota entrepreneurs to help not only build confidence in the development of their new business but growing their leadership capacity to launch their new venture successfully into the marketplace,” Jared Stober, entrepreneurship manager at the North Dakota Department of Commerce, said.
The first of the series of boot camps will focus on understanding the entrepreneurial opportunity. In this boot camp, participants will learn the nature of the opportunity, how to evaluate it and ways to build new insights into the marketing connection to the customer.
“These boot camps will teach enrollees how to strategically think about their business,” Stober said. “Participants will also get to evaluate and test their new venture ideas against a framework for making better entrepreneurial decisions that will keep the business competitive in the market.”