The answer lies in effective entrepreneurship. Learn how to discern between ideas that are ineffective and ideas that have a real business opportunity. Through hands-on testing and validation outside of the classroom with real-life potential customers and clients, you will discover how to answer the questions "Should my product/service be built?" and, "How can I build a sustainable business around this set of products and services?"
Example project you may work on
Your social impact project will involve the development of a novel and sustainable solution for a social challenge. You will spend time experimenting, collaborating and designing your own prototype, framework and business model to address a specific social or environmental challenge identified by your group. You will present your social innovation and entrepreneurial business model in a pitch challenge for funding to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, and you will get the chance to get feedback into your model.
iX Winter is an intensive learning experience designed to help you make the most of your winter break.
For the first week, you'll focus primarily on picking up new industry-relevant skills at a rapid pace. The second week, following a weekend break, will focus primarily on a social impact project that you can add to your resume and discuss in job interviews.
Unlike many other online programs, you'll have support from your teachers and teaching assistants throughout the day so you're never stuck on a problem for too long.
"iXperience was a one-of-a-kind learning immersion. I gained experience and knowledge in ways I never had before. I can now say that I have incredible new skills and have used what I learned to make an impact at a startup company in Cape Town."
Taking an iX course really exposed me to the parts of the industry/work process that aren’t really obvious. Being able to visualize/apply the techniques and processes we learned was a crucial thing that I really liked about iXperience. The amount of feedback and advice you get is very valuable.
iX taught me how to learn actionable lessons and use it. Then, walk out with the confidence to start something yourself.
iX was a challenging experience, which teached me how to think. It will push you to find your own devices and develop yourself. It's unlike any college course.
I was able to gain incredible skills through the iX program! Working remotely, I learned really important time management and prioritization skills that I believe will be so valuable to my future student and professional experiences.
January 4 - 15, 2021.
Classes Monday - Friday, 12pm-2pm EST.
Daily homework, which should take about 2-4 hours.
October 22 - Early Decision: Highest chance of admission. Also the due date for the Accelerator Scholarship application.
November 24 - Regular Decision: Admission to talented candidates.
December 17 - Late Deadline: Admission only to exceptional candidates.