What it is and what it is not
It is not an academic, theoretical, content-dumping, lecture room experience. It rather is a journey of the shifting of perceptions, thinking outside the box and discovering authenticity.
The program is presented and co-facilitated to simulate the business environment and everything that happen in a business on a day to day basis as well as strategically. The program follows a coaching/mentoring approach in all interactions with participants. The entrepreneurs are appointed as employees of the “Business Box” with the ”CEO” responsible for the smooth running of the business. The outcomes after the first 6 months to be implemented are as follows:
• start your own business
• work for one of the newly started businesses
• start working in a learnership/internship
• pursue your career or studies
3 phased approach…
• Phase 1 - focuses on entrepreneurial thinking, personal evaluation and development as well as business management skills and business ethics.
• Phase 2 - applying entrepreneurial thinking and newly acquired thinking tools to create a business opportunity as part of the individualized exit strategy (blueprint).
• Phase 3 - implementation of the various business strategies with help of mentors and corporate finance team.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many students per Business Box?
25 pre-selected students per Business Box will start building their new futures.
When does the program start and what is the duration?
The first Business Box will start early September, 2020. Applications open 1st of August 2020.
The duration of the program is 12 months, of which the first 6 months consist of in-house training in the “Business Box” and the following 6 months are spend to implement the business.
Do I have to reside at the academy?
No, it is a non-residential program that excludes accommodation and meals. The program runs from Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 17:00.
What is the cost of the program?
The cost is N$ 35,000 excluding VAT. A deposit of N$ 5,000 is payable on acceptance of application, followed by 6 equal monthly payments, payable in advance.
“THE PEACE THAT WE FIND IN OUR OWN AUTHENTICITY LEADS US TO APPLY OURSELVES TO OUR GREATEST POTENTIAL”