Dear Ecademists,I like Ecademy because it is a successful social business network that connects successful business people and I dislike the talent myth that leads us to the Wall Street Smarts!I like shared attention, the golden rule, the ethics of reciprocity and the 12 laws of karma and think that whoever wants to graduate should first create a company!Hannah Seligson, a contributor to the New York Times wrote an interesting article about the Founder Institute, a global training program for technology entrepreneurs.The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies.
Through a four month program, you can launch your dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs - while not being required to quit your day job.
CAN you build a technology entrepreneur from scratch in four months flat?Yes, contends a global training program called the Founder Institute, which was started in 2009. For tuition of less than $1,000, students attend classes with one goal in mind: to create a fully operational company. In fact, they are required to incorporate before they can graduate.To be accepted, students don't need to have a fully baked idea, but they must take a test that the institute says can predict their entrepreneurial success. They can keep their day jobs while attending class, but that does not mean the program is easy. The workload is grueling, and 60 percent of the students fail to graduate.But this for-profit institute, based in Mountain View, Calif., says it has helped start more than 500 companies. It has done so by going global, with chapters in 14 countries, in a total of 27 cities. It aims to make money partly through its equity stakes in the companies created by its graduates.
I really like the idea of shared attention in the graduation process that requires students to first gain practical business experience before they can graduate!
What do you think?
Should students who want to graduate first have to create a company?Have a great and happy weekend!Best,- Lucas