“Start Something” is a series of workshops where Yale students and faculty can learn the basic tools that entreprenuers use to launch new companies including:
6-7pm. What happens when your venture is bigger than you? This workshop provides an overview of the challenges and considerations involved in hiring your first non-founder employees. We will look at legal compliance issues in hiring, management and motivation, compensation, and establishing a culture that will sustain your vision. Steve Gifford is a management consultant and professor, focused on Human Resources Management. He advises small businesses on their employee strategies for OEM America, and teaches Organizational Leadership for Southern New Hampshire University. Space is limited. Register by Nov. 9th at 11:59pm.
4-5:30pm. Co-hosted with the Bass Media Techs, this workshop will walk you through an introduction of general design principles, basic design knowledge (typography, colors), current popular design styles, and a crash course on using Adobe InDesign as a tool for rapid prototyping. Attendees will complete a sample project, which will culminate in a poster and website on Weebly. Space is limited. Register by Nov. 12th at 11:59pm.
2:30-6:30pm. Co-hosted with the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale, this Start Something: Intensive is a special, day-long workshop on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, encompassing the topics covered in "Ideation," "Lean Startup" and "Minimum Viable Products." This workshop is for students who want a "crash course" in entrepreneurship! Space is limited and by application. Apply by Dec. 1 at 11:59pm.
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