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Introduction to Climate Entrepreneurship

Become a Climate Leader

  • Starts Jul 22
  • 1,300 US dollars
  • Ohlone College Fremont Campus

Class Description

Register at: Welcome to "Introduction to Climate Entrepreneurship," a pioneering course designed for high school students who are passionate about making a positive impact on our planet. This course offers a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit and environmental stewardship, guiding students to explore the intersection of innovation, science, and climate action. Students will learn firsthand from startup leaders about conceptualizing, launching, and operating a startup that solves critical issues concerning environmental and human health. Along the way, students will learn proven yet unconventional skills to empathize with users, define the problem, and bring early product concepts to life quickly. Students will: - Delve into the role of entrepreneurs in addressing climate change - Gain insights into various scientific fields like biochemistry, material science, artificial intelligence, etc. that are crucial in creating solutions for a better future - Investigate how food production and distribution impact the environment while exploring innovative solutions in sustainable agriculture, alternative proteins, and food waste reduction - Examine renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power, and understand the role of energy efficiency and the transition to a low-carbon energy system - Discover how modern agriculture practices can be transformed to reduce environmental impact, focusing on organic farming, precision agriculture, and regenerative practices - Develop a plan for a new venture, a prototype, a brand, and a pitch deck to raise funds from potential backers. Learning outcomes: 1. Business and communication skills 2. Market Identification 3. Identifying consumer wants vs needs 4. Design process and principles+ the role in product/service design 5. Assess product market fit 6. Identifying the influence of advertising and marketing on customer behavior 7. Product/service design 8. Understanding money management in financing and developing a product 9. How to pitch their idea to a crowd of investors What to bring to class: Required to bring Mac (Mac OS 11+) or Windows-based PC (Windows 10+) with at least 4GB RAM. Cost: $1000 (tuition) + $300 (materials) Where: Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 Dates: July 22-25, 29-Aug 1 8:30am-3:45pm

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  • Ohlone College, Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA, USA

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