Program graduates, alumni and GCSEN consultants had the opportunity to present their business ideas and demonstrate their products and services.
KINGSTON, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, Aug 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – GCSEN held its very first “MVP Demo Day”!
On July 14, 2021, the GCSEN Foundation hosted its very first Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Demo Day, where program graduates, alumni and GCSEN consultants could present their business ideas and demonstrate their products and services.
During the GCSEN MVP demo day, the main benefit was a real world peer-to-peer market feedback experience with practice in pitching, showing, telling and selling. It was also an opportunity to share new friendships, business support, customer connections, real-world advice and next level input in a highly supportive environment. This is what GCSEN students and alumni want when they say: “Inspire me! Teach me! Support me!”
Each moderator initially had 10 minutes to get an overview of the Angels’ traditional pitch deck format, followed by a 3-minute group Q&A session and a 25-minute active demonstration of their MVP offering. Each presenter created a “lesson plan” for their MVP, including a hands-on demo where they: An audience took part in a “Do Now” activity to experience the MVP service and / or product. At the end of their demonstration, the audience of the GCSEN faculty, students, interns and alumni, fellow business coaches, mentors and VIP observers gave constructive feedback. Finally, each moderator received up to (3) GCSEN Club THEOS alumni business contacts to help each other achieve success!
Moderators of the MVP demo day:
Winslow Robinson – “Achilles Heal”, W ’20
Suicide prevention program with modern therapy, acting and theater techniques
Ervin Williams – “Psi7”, W’24
Commitment to board games based on promoting a better understanding of historical events and cultures around the world
Ariel Ferreira – “South Coast Building Initiative”, W ’24 A (B) Corporation is dedicated to imparting carpentry skills in the construction industry to marginalized groups
Shanai Williams – “Be Heard”, W ’23
An educational organization that aims to give children a voice through afternoon programs and meals
Flor Najera – “Najera Studios” – Marketing and Public Relations, Marist MA ’21, SUNY New Paltz BA ’19
Heather Rotman – “Kindness Collective”,
W ’17, A Kindness and Anti-Bullying Middle School Education Program
Zara Salmon – “CRAVE Infused”, W’18
Homemade and herbal skin care products and body buttercreams
Kyle McNicoll – “Puppy Love Breeders”, W’16, Golden Lab Breeders
And adoption dog center
David Cagan – “Common sense advice
Business, ”Cornell ’83, Efficiency Through Mindfulness Techniques
Farough Saw – St. Peter’s University Guarani Business School, ’21, “Agro-Forward” – a microfarm and local business initiative for North Africa
Amy Wu, an award-winning journalist, director of the documentary From Farms to Incubators, and director of communications for the Novo Foundation’s Farm Hub in the Hudson Valley
Chris Hewitt – “Hudson Valley Current Local Currency, Tilda’s Kitchen-Farm to Community Cafe and The Livelihood Magazine,” GCSEN ’15
GCSEN has developed this new program offer as the next step for its Club THEOS alumni community “to go to market” especially for graduates of our national Pilot College Campus program partner Wheaton College (MA) – Social Entrepreneur Launch Program. Building on the momentum of GCSEN’s 4P SE Social Venture BootCamp for Wheaton Students, this MVP Day builds on the impact of GCSEN programs and support services through the Wheaton Social Entrepreneurship Launch Program for the Spring Semester and Student Social Venture Declaration from Capstone on.
Our goal is to bring more GCSEN 4P social ventures to market and start the positive cycle of value creation, cash flow and voluntary exchange while receiving practical customer feedback at the same time.
The intent of the design is to help our GCSEN program graduates “to WOW!” In a practical, hands-on, affordable, and actionable way. with their GCSEN 4P Social Ventures for the benefit of People, Profit, Planet and Place.
For more information on GCSEN, see www.GCSEN.com.