To assist teams in preparing for the CCIC Boot Camp, AACC and NSF will host two required webinars. Please register to attend both of the webinars below.
1) Community College Innovation Challenge: Boot Camp Orientation
Date/Time: Friday, April 20, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)
Description: This webinar will highlight expectations for Boot Camp participation, provide guidance on logistical support, and offer the opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the CCIC organizers.
Presentation: To download a copy of the webinar slides, please click here.
Recording: To view the recording of this webinar, please click here.
2) CCIC Boot Camp: Orientation to Customer Discovery
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 24, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET)
Description: This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the Customer Discovery process, which is a key element of Boot Camp training, as well as provide answers to the following questions relevant to developing STEM innovations: (a) What is a business model? (b) What are the nine parts of a business model? (c) What are hypotheses? (d) What experiments are needed to test a business model hypothesis? and (e) What is “Getting Out of the Building?” In addition, CCIC finalist teams will be tasked with a Customer Discovery assignment to complete in advance of attending the Boot Camp.
Registration: To register for this webinar, please click here.
The faculty mentor and student team members are required to attend the live webinars and/or view the webinar recordings if they are unable to attend the live events. AACC and NSF strongly encourage all team members to take part in these webinars and/or view the recorded versions to ensure that teams are oriented to the Boot Camp, understand expectations for both Boot Camp participation and activities that need to be completed prior to attending, and have an opportunity to ask questions.