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The Young Lions program - for young entrepreneurs (16-19)

Young Lions program for high-potential young entrepreneurs (16 – 19 years)

Admissions for 2016-2017 clans are NOW open!

Many of the most successful entrepreneurs in history, started their first company’s at a very young age. It seems they just knew what they were meant to do.  At the same time, many successful entrepreneurs say that in retrospect, they only wished they had started their own company at an earlier age!

Because absolutely no young talent should go to waste, Mavericks Academy provides our (six-month) full-time core program, especially tailored to the Young Lions of the world. The dreamers, the high potentials, the kids that just know in their bones they are going to do it. The kids to whom traditional universities or business schools often feel like a burden, something that sooner slows them down then empowers them. Our Young Lions program does just the opposite! Empowering high potential youth with the skills they need to succeed.

The Core program is a Full-time program with a 2-to-3 coaching-to-action ratio, which means you’ll spend about 16 hours per week in various workshops and in one-on-one coaching sessions. The other 24 hours (and probably far more) of the work-week you’ll spend actively building your company!

In addition to the regular Core program Young Lions get extra personal development classes. 

Because the experience of each student is so unique and individually tailored, it’s impossible to realistically quantify the course, but just to give you an idea of the general structure of what you’ll learn. Here is an overview of the bones of the Core program:

(Many of the subjects in this overview overlap or may be structured far less linearly then depicted below) 


The core program starts with a week of intense Clan-building. During a series of fun challenges and activities you’ll get to know your Clan, and you’ll learn the foundations of Mavericks Academy culture. Than the challenge will begin in earnest!

1: The brilliant idea creation phase:

Finding the right opportunity is key! In the first 6 weeks you will learn to cultivate the eyes of the entrepreneur. How do you become a professional searcher of hidden business opportunities? And once you find a possible niche, how do you test your visions cheaply and effectively and evaluate your chances of success realistically? This first phase ends once you’ve discovered your business idea, proved your concept as viable and are ready to move into the next phase:

1: Secret entrepreneur jedi mindpowers
2: The entrepreneur trade craft skill-set
3: Cheap field testing tricks for entrepreneurs
4: Making realistic business projections and crafting a strong concept presentation
5: Making and using business concepts presentations

2: Creating your company:

Once your business idea proves viable it’s time to setup an official company. From the formulation of the articles of association, right up to the acquisition of funding (if needed). This is where the Core program really moves into action as you: build your team, hammer out each detail of your business and make deals with suppliers, manufacturers, etc. With the guidance of our faculty and your Clan, you’ll take the first steps in building your company. 

6: Choosing the right legal form for your business and setting it up
7: Realizing every detail of your business process
8: Creating a team and how to hire A players
9: Attracting and dealing with investors / financial partners
10: Becoming an effective manager

3: Creating and positioning your brand and laying out a clear market and business strategy:

As your company’s production and distribution-structures are taking form in the background, you’ll start translating your product and company into a strong and effective brand-name. Than it’s time to draw the battle plans and device a strategy to take your potential market by storm!

11: Transforming your business idea into an effective brand and choosing an effective marketing strategy
12: On-line entrepreneur essentials 
13: Structuring and optimizing the value exchange flow of your company
14: Setting up and managing effective supply chain and retail management

4: The launch and running the company!

It’s the ultimate test of character! Hitting the key figures, Keeping your investors on board, Dealing with the love and admiration of happy costumers and the scorn and angry demands of the unhappy ones. Consolidating what works and getting rid of what holds you down! This is your moment! Your chance to prove yourself a true Maverick!

14: High end modern marketing 
15: Becoming a responsible legal company
16: Setting up and managing the: Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly structures of your company
17: Setting up advanced management/reporting tools and consolidating your company day to day

5: Maverick life!

Once your company is up and running you’ve officially completed the Core program and receive your honorary title as a Maverick! Most of our alumni stay closely connected to the Academy after their launch. Our faculty continues to support their ongoing business development with advise and the academy network. and graduates support new clans by sharing their experiences.    


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