Booth Camp Activities

CERI organizes a boot camp and/or Start-up compulsory program for Seniors which is open to Freshmen, Sophomore and Juniors as well as the general public who participate against a fee. The essence is to bring together developers, designers, sales people, product managers and curious entrepreneurs to share ideas, form a team, create products and launch start-ups within 54hrs. It begins with individual 60 seconds presentations, leading to the formation of teams around the best projects. The teams spend the rest of the weekend to work, seek the opinion of potential customers, validate their ideas and create prototypes with the help of experienced mentors and coaches. The last day the teams present their projects and receive guidance from a professional jury. Participants are trained into the art of pitching entrepreneurial ideas to gain recognition.

This yearly activity hosted during in November is part of ENP 401 CA sores for Seniors that ends with the business plan challenge contest in December of each year.

Boot Camp Activities

Senior students were trained on different modules related to the business model canvas such as:
Introduction to pitching
Developing your business model ( all the phases)
Value proposition, customer segments and relationship
Key activities, key resources and key partners
Revenue stream and cost structure

Pitching of business ideas ( 59 seconds/individual)

The objective of this session is to allow each student to pitch the business idea in 59 seconds

Selection of the best ideas

The selection is done by a jury of professional coaches. The criteria used to select the best ideas are the following:
Value proposition
Description of the opportunity or problem that needs to be solved
Description of the product or service and its market
The qualification of the entrepreneur
The pitch itself

Designing Business Models

Students are assigned to design their own business model

Pitching of business ideas to corporate buyers during sophomore convocation

During the sophomore convocation on Saturday November 21,2015the following business ideas were pitched to corporate buyers.
Organic fertilizer
Animal farm
Cmart Life (an Application to follow up HIV patients)
Mosquitos reppealling cream
Signal jam
Toilet seat sanitizer
Solar power air conditioner
Security biometric
Memory gaz cooker
Transform plantain into flour