September 2016 Posts

Is a Cohort The Best Way to Vet Potential Entrepreneurs? We’re About to Find Out.

Is a Cohort The Best Way to Vet Potential Entrepreneurs? We’re About to Find Out.

Since launching Stanley Park Ventures we’ve been taking entrepreneurs into our program on a one by one basis, and then a few months ago Jon suggested we experiment with a cohort – a group that would work together on the same problem over the course of an intensive one-day session.

This would give us the opportunity to get to know the candidates all at the same time, giving both us and them a chance to see if there was a fit. So we invited Blair Simonite who teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at UBC’s Sauder School of Business to join us and began mapping out the day.