The Startup Experience at Dartmouth College
The Startup Experience
Friday, June 20, 4:00-8:00 pm &
Saturday, June 21, 9:00 am-6:00 pm
(This is a one and a half day event.
Participants must attend both Friday and Saturday)
The Startup Experience is a crash course on high-impact entrepreneurship and social innovation. You will go through an intense journey where you identify a problem and turn it into a viable opportunity for a startup company.
During the workshop you will learn how to identify and understand a big problem, to screen new technologies, and use design thinking to come up with great new ideas. You will then find an innovative business model and use prototyping and visual communication to pitch the idea to a professional judging committee.
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place groups who have most successfully applied the techniques taught during the workshop towards their newly-developed social entrepreneurship ideas.
Meals will be provided!
Office of the President, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, Collis Center for Student Involvement, Dartmouth Athletics, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Office of Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer, and Office of Pluralism and Leadership
CEO & Founder, Startup Experience
Henrik Scheel is a Danish serial entrepreneur currently living in San Francisco where he focuses on startup projects in entrepreneurship education and telecom. While still an engineering student, Henrik founded two companies in IT and Design Thinking. He then worked with the Global Research team at Vestas Wind Systems and became specialized in strategy development and Innovation Management. In 2010 he moved to Silicon Valley where he founded Startup Experience Inc. Through Startup Experience he has formed partnerships with governments, NGOs and corporate non-profits in 15+ countries and is striving to transform entrepreneurship education in higher education.
Testimonials from Dartmouth Students who participated last year:
“I felt like it was a great opportunity to interact with other members of my community and hear different perspectives -Great entrepreneurial experience!”
“I had no prior experience - this was a true eye-opener.”
“This was a very nice crash-course that will help me develop new learning strategies.”
“Great team work, time management and under pressure training.”
“The workshop was super-fast but I'm glad it was... It was great to try out how fast we would need to work as entrepreneurs.”
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College
The Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College is a catalyst for teaching, research, and deliberation about public policy. Dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary perspective on policy-related topics, the center fosters a commitment to the ideals of public service and informed public debate exemplified by the man for which the Center is named, Nelson A. Rockefeller.
The Center inspires and energizes students to become effective leaders in their communities & to cherish and participate in democracy.
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