LAS Journal

Virtual Summer Closure

A Virtual Summer Comes to a Close

We’ve come to the end of LAS @home, LAS’s first ever virtual summer program—what a fun journey it’s been! Our students from Taipei attended online lessons in our Business Brains workshop, which is based on the Global Futurizer program LAS students participate in during the academic year.
Throughout the course of LAS @home students learned all the foundational skills and knowledge they’ll need to develop businesses of their own. Students started with ideation and brainstorming, then filtered their ideas using a COCD box. A COCD box is a 2x2 box that helped them to break their ideas down into feasible vs. infeasible ideas and common vs. original ideas. Ideas that were both original and feasible were the opportunities we encouraged our students to narrow in on.
Once the students selected their winning idea, they created a business canvas in which they identified their target market, costs, revenue, and more. After designing key channels and developing pitch scripts, they were ready to give product pitches to the international panel of judges.
It was such a pleasure working with such a passionate group of young entrepreneurs this summer. We thoroughly enjoyed watching their creative processes unfold and listening to their idea pitches at the end. Now, as this summer has come to an end, we excitedly look forward to the summer of 2021 when we’ll be welcoming everyone for in-person, on-campus learning once again!
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