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What is the "CARES Entrepreneurship Bootcamp"? 

The CARES Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (CEB) is a 3-session workshop designed for students from all disciplines who are interested in learning basic concepts and techniques to develop their entrepreneurial skills. The Bootcamp offers students three intensive, one-hour and a half sessions designed by startup experts from the corporate, public, and non-profit sectors. Participating students will receive introductory knowledge on tools and techniques they need in order to successfully start or grow their own business. No previous entrepreneurship knowledge is necessary. 



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College of Engineering


College of Science

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Jan 8-15, 2021 


The College of Engineering and College of Science 2021 CEB will take place on January 8, 12, and 15, 2021. All sessions will be held virtually. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning on December 14, 2020, at noon, through December 18, 2020, at 5:00 pm. This Bootcamp is limited to a 36 student cohort.

Student participants that register, attend all of the sessions, and complete all the assignments on time will receive a $200 cash award at the semester's end. 

The winners of the College of Engineering and College of Science Bootcamp will receive cash awards as follows:

  • 1st place, $3,000 per team
  • 2nd place, $2,000 per team
  • 3rd place, $1,000 per team

Additionally,  winning teams will have the opportunity to participate in the CARES Grand Bootcamp Competition, taking place in the Spring 2021 semester. The CARES Grand Bootcamp Competition cash awards will be as follows:

  • 1st place, $8,000 per team
  • 2nd place, $5,000 per team
  • 3rd place, $2,000 per team 

These engagement activities are designed to spark and grow students’ entrepreneurial spirits, hone their business development skills, and be better positioned for their career path of choice.


CARES Entrepreneurship Bootcamp provides students with an introduction to:

  • Essential entrepreneurship concepts and language.
  • Evaluating ideas and important aspects of it. 
  • Communicating their business idea easily and effectively.
  • Understanding the problem from their market’s point-of-view.
  • Developing sustainable strategies using the Lean Business Model Canvas. 
  • Understanding the financial side of an entrepreneurial journey.
  • Crafting a good elevator pitch.


Mandatory Requirements: CARES Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The 36 student participants that register and complete all the mandatory requirements will receive the $200 cash award.

  • Be one of the first 36 students to register for CARES Entrepreneurship Bootcamp with your Miners account.
  • Attend all sessions. All sessions are 90 minutes in length and students must be present for the entire duration of each session.
  • Complete all of the assignments on time.
  • Complete a survey after each session.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet connection. If you need help, request a mobile hotspot here.
  • Access to Zoom platform


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The Bootcamp is limited;  acceptance into the program is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration will be open from December 14th through December 18th.


For additional questions, please contact us:

Bootcamp Coordinators:
Krystal Calderon 
Andrea Tovar