Entrepreneurship´"Bootcamp" in Spain
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We recently developed and ran an "Ideas in Entrepreneurship Bootcamp" held in Madrid, Spain. This was a joint program between the host institution, St Louis University, Madrid, and a group of students from Shenandoah University. The coordinators and teachers were Dr. Alesia Slocum, a Coleman Teaching Fellow from SLU Madrid, and Dr. Miles Davis, the Chair of Entrepreneurship at Shenandoah University in Virginia.
The initial group consisted of 17 students, and involved an intensive, 6 hour day over a two and a half week period, where there was at least one guest speaker or professor invited each day. Students stayed in an inexpensive hotel in Madrid, and had the option of taking various additional trips during free weekends and evenings. Student comments were very positive about the course, and there have been many suggestions that the course can be expanded to include collaboration with other universities interested in bringing a group of students to Spain in coming summers.