Business Formation Bootcamp

Join CEO this summer as we launch the inaugural Business Formation Bootcamp! 

The entrepreneurial journey most often begins with a BIG IDEA. Most big ideas develop from a personal-passion or pain-point, but, what happens if you don't know how to identify an opportunity? What are the immediate next steps necessary to launch your new venture?  How do you know if your solution solves the problem or if it's what customers want? Launching a business requires a dedicated founder, personal investment and determination, is your concept validated and will it make money?

If you've ever asked yourself any of the above questions as you've thought about becoming an entrepreneur, participating in this four week bootcamp will help advance your entrepreneurial concepts and will help you prepare for business pitch competitions, including the CEO Global Virtual Pitch Competition - applications open on August 24. 

Who Participates:

  • Idea generators / early-stage companies 
  • College students that are pre-revenue 
  • Those interested in learning the fundamentals to launching and growing their startup strategically

Expected Outcomes: 

  • Avenues to better define and understand your customer
  • Formulate a minimum viable product (M.V.P.)
  • Make more informed decisions through key performance indicators
  • Understand pricing and profitability
  • Prepare and build confidence in pitching and sales


Business Creativity: Identifying an Opportunity

Date: July 29, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. EST

Presenter: Danny Nardo - Vice President, Nardos Naturals Inc. - Featured on Shark Tank
Moderator: Dr. Rebecca White - Director of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center & Host of the EnFactor Podcast 

Register for Session 1

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Business Ideation: Creating a Solution for the Problem

Date: August 5, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. EST

Presenter: Katie Sowa - Chief Operating Officer & Tina Hrabak, Director of Startups at Future Founders.

Register for Session 2

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Testing the Viability of your Concept

Date: August 12, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. EST

Presenter: Mike Matousek - Entrepreneur in Residence at Troy Capital Partners and Co Founder of

Bobby Brannigan - Chief Executive Officer at Mercato

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Customer Validation: Do you Have what they Want?

Date: August 26, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. EST

Presenter: Justin Davis - Director of User Experience at Tulli

Register for Session 4

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Each bootcamp session will feature a subject matter expert accompanied by a faculty moderator to help assemble the assurance of learning topics for our participants.

Contact Us

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization ® | Global Headquarters

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Box 2F
Tampa, FL. 33606-1490
(813) 258 - 7236 (7CEO)
Hours: Monday - Friday
9:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.