Earn the Applied Entrepreneurship Badge

Badge Info

The Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers individuals a credentialing opportunity to earn the Applied Entrepreneurship badge. Through the acquisition of this badge, learners will not only develop a breadth of entrepreneurial skills that they can apply to their own unique ventures, but will also be equipped to apply an entrepreneurial mindset to established organizations. The Applied Entrepreneurship badge communicates that an individual takes creative initiative, knows how to critically analyze and seek out opportunities, is resourceful, and can present ideas in compelling ways. This badge is non credit-bearing; learners will not receive academic credit through Davidson College.

This credential is open to anyone who successfully achieves the five learning outcomes through the activity requirements outlined and approved by the Hurt Hub.

Retroactive Approval:

In some cases, we will recognize past achievements that align with the learning outcomes if the learning activity was facilitated through the Hurt Hub or Davidson College within the past five years. All activities, both current and in the past, must be approved by the Education Program Manager.

By obtaining the Applied Entrepreneurship badge, learners will be able to:

 

  1. Critically analyze situations in order to develop viable solutions and screen opportunities
  2. Evaluate and develop the major components of a new business strategy 
  3. Understand how to locate resources and community networks to address challenges within a business
  4. Demonstrate effective written and oral presentation skills to persuade and educate on potential or existing venture opportunities
  5. Evaluate the potential ethical impact of business decisions within the context of inclusion, environmental, social, and/or economic conditions
  1. Review Learning Outcomes and Activities on webpage
  2. Submit intent to achieve form and meet with Education Program Manager to develop plan for completion and learn about full activity requirements
  3. Participate in approved activities to demonstrate each learning outcome has been met
  4. Submit documentation of completed requirements to Education Program Manager
  5. Receive digital Applied Entrepreneurship badge 

Below are the required activities that must be completed for each Learning and Skills outcome. Required steps to complete each activity and acceptable documentation of completion will be provided by the Education Program Manager after submitting your Intent to Achieve form.

Outcome 1: Critically analyze situations in order to develop viable solutions and screen opportunities

Complete the following: 

  • Conduct a Market Opportunity Analysis for an existing business or organization

Outcome 2: Evaluate and develop the major components of a new business strategy

Select an activity from the following:

  • Completion of Building a Lean Startup Course
  • Completion of Jumpstart into Entrepreneurship edX course
  • Completion of TechStars Startup Weekend
  • Completion of Nisbet Venture Fund Education spring workshops

Outcome 3: Understand how to locate resources and community networks to address challenges within a business 

Complete the following:

  • Attend one live event, webinar, or mentoring session from organizations or individuals that provide resources for new businesses and share notes that will be made public in a digital resource library. 

Outcome 4: Demonstrate effective written and oral presentation skills to persuade and educate on potential or existing venture opportunities

Select one activity from the following: 

  • Apply and participate in an idea or business pitch competition, presentation, or demo day (live or recorded)
  • Apply for the Try it Fund (only available to Davidson students)
  • Apply for the Avinger Impact Fund (only available to Davidson students)
  • Apply for the Nisbet Venture Fund (available to Davidson students and recent alumni)

Outcome 5: Evaluate the potential ethical impact of business decisions within the context of inclusion, environmental, social, and/or economic conditions. 

Select one activity from the following:

  • Attend 2 Startup Ethics Roundtable discussions 
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