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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR 
BASECAMP

COLLABORATE
& CREATE.

A no-cost virtual basecamp for aspiring young innovators and entrepreneurs powered by the Watson Institute. 

Our Basecamp is a program aimed at young people aged 16-25 years old interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and impact. During the program, participants will attend free master classes focusing on social entrepreneurship and leadership.

 

Participants will also engage in fun activities that allow them to identify the main challenges facing their community, devise solutions for those challenges, develop a prototype, receive mentoring, and participate in a pitch competition judged by a panel of experts.

Participants will also be fully immersed in the virtual basecamp experience. They’ll have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with current students and meet the broader community of mentors and champions.

POWERED BY

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DATES AND AGENDA

Session 1: The Entrepreneur in You

Date: 5th March 2022

Time: 12:00 pm- 13:30 pm (UK time)

Summary: This session will provide you with an introduction to our virtual  basecamp. You will also participate in a master class that empowers you to develop your entrepreneurial thinking, and encourage you to recognize and use your entrepreneurial skills for the future!

Session 3: Confidence Building

Date: 2nd April 2022

Time: 12:00 pm- 13:30 pm (UK time)

Summary: This session will teach you how to improve your self-confidence as a leader, embrace your divergent thinking, and empower you to use your voice for the better. 

Session 2: Empower Your Strengths

Date: 19th March 2022

Time: 12:00 pm- 13:30 pm (UK time)

Summary: This session will teach you how to uncover your natural strengths and understand how to productively apply them in your personal and professional lives! You will also engage in a fun Sustainable Development Goal Challenge that will encourage you to think outside your comfort zone!

Session 4: Ideation and Creative Thinking

Date: 16th April 2022

Time: 12:00 pm- 13:30 pm (UK time)

Summary: This session will allow you to explore different ideation techniques to generate the most creative ideas to complex problems. We aim to create a no judgement free zone where you are able to explore your mind, and come up with a range innovative ideas and solutions.

Session 5: Pitching and Public Speaking 

Date: 30th April 2022

Time: 12:00 pm- 13:30 pm (UK time)

Summary: This session on Public Speaking will teach you the skills needed to overcome any fears of public speaking, and help you communicate in a creative way that inspires and persuades others. By the end of the session, you will get a chance to participate in a pitching competition and receive personalised feedback from professionals.

IS THIS BASECAMP FOR YOU?

Students who are part of this program are motivated to solve social or environmental problems and want to learn the tools to design solutions and put them into action. The program is tailored for students interested in a career in impact or launching a socially-focused company or organization.

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TRAINING

Basecamp programming trains participants in using Design Thinking to effectively define problems and design solutions.

MENTORSHIP

Each student meets mentors who offer feedback to challenge their assumptions and enhance their perspective.

COMMUNITY

Basecamp participants build community as they learn and work alongside each other.