The Bootcamp days were filled with a combination of lectures, workshops, guest entrepreneur speakers, and field trips. The lectures covered topics such as: communication, critical factors for venture success, barriers to adoption, and developing a value proposition. Students also learned how to creatively solve problems, work in teams and reflect on their experiential learning journeys. During the second workshop students learned the importance of building empathy, a skill they used throughout the week. Students also got a chance to speak with B.E.S.T. entrepreneurs and learned how they turned novel technologies into scalable businesses.
Field trips included a visit to Pioneer Village where students got a private “Life in a New Land” tour to explore the differences and the evolution of past technologies.