The Bootcamp will be held on campus in mid-January 2017. On weekdays, the program will run from 9 am through dinner, with each day devoted to a mix of class sessions and studio time.

  • Morning class sessions will include skill-building workshops, case discussions, interactive lectures, practitioner panels, and presentations by student teams of their work-in-progress.
  • During afternoon studio time, working in small teams and coached by HBS instructors and practitioner mentors, students will apply skills and concepts that they learned during morning class sessions to advance a new venture concept. Teams also will have access to designers, developers and marketing professionals who will help them create prototypes, conduct landing page tests, structure Google and Facebook ad campaigns, improve UI designs, etc.

We will not hold class sessions on Martin Luther King Day or the weekend that precedes it, but on Saturday and Sunday, teams will be encouraged to work on their startups during extended blocks of optional studio time, with instructor and mentor support.