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Register Now for The Startup Experience on June 20-21 with CEO and Entrepreneur Henrik Scheel!

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Make a Social Impact: Explore. Innovate. Prototype. Present. Following a successful workshop last year, Rocky is bringing back The Startup Experience with serial entrepreneur and CEO and Founder of the Startup Experience Henrik Scheel this summer.

During this 1.5 day crash course on high-impact entrepreneurship and social innovation, participants will learn how to use design thinking and develop an entrepreneurial mindset to solve real social problems. Participants will go through a multi-stage process that begins with identifying and understanding big social problems and the people affected by those issues, and ends with teams pitching their innovative solutions and business models to a judging committee. Through this experience, students will improve their creative capacity, find inspiration, learn how to identify problems, understand users, and build ideas into tangible concepts, prototypes, and ventures.

"The Startup Experience was an amazing workshop," Esteban Castano '14 said. "Going through the different steps of starting a business - from needfinding to ideation to your final pitch in front of a group of judges - was a transformative experience. I'm actually starting a company around one the ideas we came up with during this workshop. By going through the initial steps of launching a venture, it gave me the confidence and practical know-how to start my own business this summer."

Castano, who is one of the creators of Improve Dartmouth, is currently developing a crowd-sourcing website that consolidates debates in academic literature into free and easy-to-read digests.

This workshop is on the first Friday and Saturday of summer term, June 20-21. Meals will be provided and prizes will be awarded. Click here to read about last year's Startup Experience.

All students, including undergraduates and graduates, and community members are welcome. Registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.

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