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This Changemaker Lab program is ideal for those looking for a practical, hands-on approach to learning, who have the energy and commitment to take charge of their learning and discover themselves in a caring and safe innovative team environment.
This radically different pathway gives you the opportunity to set-up and run your own projects and ventures. Inspired by the pioneering Finnish ‘Tiimiakatemia’ approach, we designed this program collaboratively together with our Evergreen Entrepreneurship students and were the first to introduce this program to the United States.
In the first few weeks you’ll form a Team Company of up to 20 students, and work on real projects while gaining entrepreneurial experience and learn how to operate and run an organization as a Holacratic structure. As a Team Entrepreneur, you’ll work with your team in your own office environment virtually or in the classroom in our innovative SEM II C 4107. You will create and manage projects around your passions, attend directors' meetings, manage budgets and build valuable contacts and networks.
We learn how to model a business as a social purpose for profit entity or create a sustainable not for profit entity. We learn the technical aspects of using design thinking to do sustainable business modeling, marketing, web development, search engine optimization and social media marketing that enables us to innovate and market our ideas and launch businesses and projects. We learn to develop marketing and branding information strategically. We learn hands-on about credit, practical accounting, understanding financial statements, business expenses and costs, income taxes, planning and forecasting for a business and learn how to determine if that idea of yours is practically feasible. We learn how to change the future starting today. We learn it by doing. We have many such examples, the learning is dynamical, you decide. We have found a way to democratize education and are applying that to our programming.
Your Team Company will run its own training sessions with the support of an experienced Tiimiakatemia Team Coach. You’ll also join professional workshops and personal development sessions to ensure you develop your entrepreneurial potential.
This learning by doing program prepares you for work in the same way a graduate development program does, ensuring you’ll be confident, motivated and resilient when you face the challenges of your workplace.
You’ll know your strengths, interests and aspirations. You will have a clear understanding of where you come from, what you want to accomplish and will determine how you will know when you get there. You’ll have key skills and valuable contacts to hit the ground running in your career and be internet tech ready for the GIG economy.
You’ll graduate with diverse and exciting career options. Our alumni have said that the program prepared them well for starting their own businesses and for careers in leadership, marketing, project management and business and non-profit management in general. A number have already started their businesses and have formed potential lifelong friends and connections.
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Business, management, accounting, entrepreneurship and government service.