The 1Berkshire and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Business Bootcamp is an educational program for entrepreneurs in Pittsfield. The Business Bootcamp provides attendees with a basic understanding of the essential elements involved in successfully starting and growing a business venture, stretched through twelve workshops in the spring, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Each workshop is facilitated by MCLA faculty and/or experienced business practitioners. Workshops cover a progressive range of topics:
Design Thinking: Applying Human-Centered Design to an Entrepreneurial Venture
Running Lean: Using Lean Canvas to Craft a Business Plan
Measure then Manage: Applied Budgetary Analysis using Spreadsheets and Databases
Company Formation: Understanding Commercial Legal Structures
Going to Market: Creating a Go-to-Market Plan
Raising Capital: Seeking and Obtaining Funding for a New Venture
The Art of Narrative: Using a Story to Pitch a Venture
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Although applications have closed for the 2018 Business Bootcamp program, we have plenty of other opportunities and ways to get involved with Berkshire Starts. Reach out to the Economic Development Team to learn more about what we offer.