Accelerated Innovation & Entrepreneurial Bootcamp II

Welcome to the fourth industrial revolution and the age of disruption!

 

At Al-Hussein Technical University (HTU) we believe that complementing hard technical skills with leadership, entrepreneurial and design thinking skills is essential in giving engineering and business graduates a competitive edge in securing high quality employment and/or enabling them to start their own business ventures. 

 

So, if you are an innovator, a disruptor or an aspiring entrepreneur with a mission to change the world then we invite you to apply for the second iteration of 

 

HTU’sAccelerated Innovation & Entrepreneurial Bootcamp II

 

delivered by the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Excellence (CIEE) in collaboration with SPARK-Jordan and Al-Quds Academy for Scientific Research (QASR)

 

Description

 

The Bootcamp is a 4-week long journey of learning-by-doing where participants will work in teams to develop a technological solution in one of the frontier technologies to a chosen challenge that meets a real need in the market, and that has a social and/or environmental impact and addresses one (or more) of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

The teams will compete for a chance to win financial support and potential incubation at HTU’s The CORE Incubator. Each team will develop a final pitch, and two prototypes as follows:

 

  1. A viable and scalable business model prototype.
  2. A hardware prototype based on Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi. 

Participants will receive in-depth training equipping them with best-in-class skills and practical knowledge and mindset to become successful entrepreneurs or intra-preneurs. The bootcamp covers the following board themes:

 

  • Servant Leadership & Team Building.
  • Entrepreneurship: Mindset, Business Modeling, and Value Proposition Design.
  • Innovation & Human Centered Design.
  • Hardware prototyping using Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, sensors and other electronic components.

 

Who is this for & Eligibility?

 

This Bootcamp targets unemployed graduates in engineering, IT or business majors with or without work experience. 

 

Eligibility Criteria:

 

  1. Currently unemployed.
  2. Graduated from an accredited Jordanian University in one of the following majors:
  • Engineering.
  • IT or Computer Science
  • Business (such as Marketing, Finance, Management, etc..) 
  1. English proficiency.
  2. Full commitment to attend the entire program and be on time every day from 9am to 4pm. 
  3. Have secured transportation to and from HTU campus in the King Hussein Business Park.
  4. Passionate and driven to change the world.

 

*Knowledge in Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi is highly beneficial and preferable.

 

 

What is the cost?

 

Free.

 

All costs are covered by SPARK-Jordan, Al-Quds Academy for Scientific Research and HTU.

 

 

Why apply?

 

  • Learn and complement your current skillset with sought after design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial skills. 
  • Improve your capacity and self-confidence to secure employment after receiving certification. 
  • Learn what it takes to start a company.
  • Learn from top experts in the field who have successfully launched startups and understand the Jordanian startup ecosystem.
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of peers working on real-life challenges.
  • Build & prototype a solution based on a real-life challenge using both hardware & software.
  • Improve your soft-skills in communication, presentation, team building and leadership.
  • Receive HTU’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certification.

 

How to apply?

 

 

Fill out the application form by clicking on the provided link. 

 

Kindly note that you are required to record a two-minute video in English describing your skillset and telling us why you deserveto be in this bootcamp.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/Pn64cZj6G5qhsmUF2

 

watch a short video of our previous bootcamp

https://youtu.be/erCillm7Q0M

 

 

Important Dates

 

Dec 15th ~ Jan 5th2018                   Application Open

Jan 2~ Jan 9th2019                         Selection & Filtering

Jan 10th, 2019                                 Decision Notices

Jan 15th, 2019                                 Program Starts

Feb 14th, 2019                                 Program Ends 

Feb 16th, 2019                                 Final Pitch Certification & Graduation