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Opportunity-oriented entrepreneurship is defined as startup activity that is innovative, scalable, and sustainable. This type of entrepreneurship requires a different set of skills than those employed by necessity or life-style entrepreneurs. This five-day bootcamp introduces participants to the key skills required to develop new innovation-driven-venture opportunities. 

Participants should expect that the bootcamp will be intense, requiring active engagement and rapid assimilation of information.

The Uniandes Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is an intensive course for the development of entrepreneurial skills and the creation of high-impact entrepreneurship projects in the International Summer School at Universidad de los Andes School of Management and his Center for Entrepreneurship. This course will be held in English.

Regular students at the University (students who are studying for an undergraduate or graduate degree) will not be able to register through the Educación Continua for this course. In case of registration, the Management will proceed with its return.


By the end of the course, participants should expect to be able to: 

  • Apply entrepreneurial skills to the development of a new venture project 
  • Create a collaborative new venture team with participants from different backgrounds
  • Propose and defend a new venture project, both individually and as part of a small team
  • Develop contacts with national and international experts to facilitate the future development of new venture projects


  • The course is structured around the effectuation perspective, an evidence-based entrepreneurship theory. It also touches upon the disciplined entrepreneurship methodology. It will answer the following questions:
  • How do I find a problem and the possible opportunities to address them?
  • How do I find a solution that responds to reduce or resolve the problem ahead in a sustainable way?
  • How do I present a new venture idea? What should a pitch deck include? 
  • What is a business model? How do I design a business model?

These issues are addressed daily through the presentation of different tools that help the development of a course project in teams. The activities from 8 to 10 am and from 11 to 12 pm are directed by international instructors. Activities between 12 pm and 2 pm are supported by mentors from the Center for Entrepreneurship. Between 10:00 a.m and 10:30 a.m in the morning is the time for a break and between 12 and 12:30 is the time for lunch. The entrepreneurship projects will be presented in the closing session before a committee (Venture Capital representatives and entrepreneurship ecosystem leaders) who will choose two of the teams to award $20.000.000 COP in cash. The projects will also have the subsequent support of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Universidad de los Andes.

Grades: Grades for each session and its activities are determined by the professor. The grade for the final presentation is determined by the jury. The individuals in the group winning the final pitch competition are not necessarily those who earn the highest grade in the course. 

The grading scale ranges from 1.50 to 5.00 and is calculated to two decimal places. 5.00 is considered to be an outstanding grade. Students with a grade below 3.00 will fail the course. 

Class attendance is mandatory. Should a student fail to attend 20% of the course sessions, he/she may fail the course.



  • Problem Identification
  • Opportunity Exploration
  • Pitch session: Who am I, my expectations, and idea


  • Solution, idea and team for entrepreneurs
  • Whos your customer and Primary Market Research (PMR)
  • Pitch session: My problem, solution, client and team


  • Value Proposition
  • How to design a business model
  • Boost your pitch deck


  • How to present new venture ideas
  • Pitch Session: Mentors advice


  • Warming up pitches
  • Pitch competition
  • Award Ceremony


Daniela Ruiz Massieu

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Mexico)

Fabian Acosta

Co-Founder and Head of Tax at Legalnova


Eventualmente la Universidad puede verse obligada, por causas de fuerza mayor a cambiar sus profesores o cancelar el programa. En este caso el participante podrá optar por la devolución de su dinero o reinvertirlo en otro curso de Educación Continua que se ofrezca en ese momento, asumiendo la diferencia si la hubiere.

La apertura y desarrollo del programa estará sujeto al número de inscritos. El Departamento/Facultad (Unidad académica que ofrece el curso) de la Universidad de los Andes se reserva el derecho de admisión dependiendo del perfil académico de los aspirantes.