About Ascent Bootcamp
One of the most difficult problems student entrepreneurs face is building and managing a team as their companies become viable. Often, as the venture gains traction, the founding team becomes insufficient to manage its needs, and the founder must transition to a management role. The Ascent Bootcamp will provide startups on the edge of revenue with training and financial support to help them hire talent, manage a team, and develop effective leadership skills.
This pilot program will provide financial support to allow post-accelerator student ventures to hire new student team members. Support will last for the first half of the program, after which the startup should be in a position to either finance student workers via revenue or implement a sound equity-sharing solution. Student founders in the program will receive leadership training through hands-on workshops, videos, readings, and discussion groups.
Through Ascent Bootcamp, teams receive:
- Funding to allow companies to hire students
- Coaching from industry experts on process development
- Hiring practices
- Sales strategy
- Organizational development
- Training on leading with empathy