Entrepreneurship Consulting Project

ENT 4400

Run date: May 8th 2017 - July 28th 2017

entrepreneurshipbusiness strategy

You're In Good Company

Kleenex
Microsoft
Joey Resturants
Car2Go
Electronic Arts
Nespresso
Hootsuite
Mountain Equipment Coop
Joe Fresh
Plenty of Fish
Ruffles
Four Seasons
Why do it

Project Examples

Groups of 4-5 student-consultants from the Schulich Master of Management program will work with your organization (on-going business, a start-up, a non-profit or community organization) on a short-term project that is important to you

The students will apply their knowledge and research to the real-world management challenge or opportunity that you put forward. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • surveying potential customers and evaluating their market potential
  • developing value propositions and use cases for specific market segments
  • analyzing  value chain
  • developing a competitive matrix
  • validating business models
  • creating materials for investor presentations. 
Outcomes

Outcomes

There are 3 deliverables: 1 ) Project Plan: Students will develop a Statement of Work and project plan for the semester. 2) Status Report: Students will conduct research, update you and get your input so that they can successfully deliver their final research-based recommendations. 3) Final Delivery of the student project as outlined and agreed to in the status report.

Skills To Be Demonstrated

business consultingmarket researchbusiness strategy
Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

You'll gain an unparalleled opportunity to evaluate future talent -- learning what they can bring to the table and what skills they have before you hire them to reduce onboarding costs and time.

Brand awareness

Brand Presence

Today's talent are tomorrow's managers, entrepreneurs, decision makers, and consumers of your products -- so capture their attention early on by engaging with them in an authentic way.

Millennial insight

Next Generation Insights

Gain a fresh perspective from top emerging talent by giving Millennials hands-on experience to find value for your organization.

Build Relationships

Build Relationships

Build strong relationships at local schools and with their students to ensure that you hire for cultural fit, while improving your community.

Commitments

  • Be available for a quick phone call with the instructor to make sure everyone is on the same page.
  • Be an on-going business, a start-up, a non-profit or community organization
  • Be available for a 1-hour interview (virtual, phone, or in person) at the beginning of the semester in order to make sure the students fully understand your company, industry and needs
  • Be available for 2 check-in meetings during the semester (about 1 hour each)
  • Be responsive to periodic emails to answer any questions or concerns that the student(s) may have as they progress
  • Attend final presentation of the students
  • Provide a Riipen skill rating on student performance upon completion of the project.
  • Create a free organizational profile on Riipen (if you do not already have one).
  • Complete a 30-second exit survey.
  • Pay a $500.00 participation fee to Riipen if approved by the instructor and successfully matched to students.