Operation Hope

Programme developed in conjunction with Operation Hope • Business in a Box.
Designed to help school-goers learn how to be entrepreneurs and build their first ventures.

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Steps in the programme

Welcome: Operation Hope and John H Bryant
Lecture
Welcome to Mashauri
Lecture
Dare to dream
Lecture
Learn: the basics of business and entrepreneurship
Lecture
HOPE: Module 1 Activity: Crumbs by Elle
Task
Learn: why and how to define your problem
Lecture
Learn: all about testing your idea in the real world
Lecture
Test your idea in the real world
Task
Learn: sole founders or multiple founders - which is best?
Lecture
Describe the founders and why they are involved
Task
Assess your readiness to be an entrepreneur
Task
Learn: what is a startup runway
Lecture
Undertake an initial risk assessment
Task
Learn: what is an elevator pitch
Lecture

Objectives

To learn the basics of business and entrepreneurship while building a real business.
This includes training and tools to:
• Describe the problem being solved
• Describe the planned solution
• Define the customers to be served
• Explain the customer benefits
• Test the idea in the real world
• Identify competitors
• Describe founder
• Assess entrepreneurial readiness
• Consider skills required
• Estimate early funding requirements
• Assess the key risks of the concept
• Develop an elevator pitch
• Training: business basics
• Training: entrepreneurs versus employees
• Training: importance of small business
• Training: basics of finance
• Motivation: dare to dream

This programme is closed

Designed for

School-goers in grades 10 to 12
School leavers wishing to start a new business
Teachers of entrepreneurship who wish to supplement their teaching material with hands-on training

Benefits

To have an understanding of the basics of business and entrepreneurship.
To know what are the key steps in developing a new business.
To have built a clear business idea and progressed to making it a reality.

Participants (3)

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