Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) Programme

The EIR Programme is our flagship platform dedicated to identify, educate, equip and invest in founders that are ready to build purposeful enterprises. We believe purpose enterprises are businesses or establishments that provide solutions to social challenges, turning societal problems into business or impact opportunities.

The Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) training programme is an 8-week hybrid entrepreneurship training designed to elevate entrepreneurs for success in building purposeful businesses and organizations.

Why the EIR Programme?

Eridan seeks founders who have problem-solving or value-adding ideas, at either concept level, viable product level or existing business. As a part of our unique venture development processes, we created the EIR programme as a platform where experienced instructors, and mentors who are successful entrepreneurs and business professionals can impart knowledge and skills that will enable potential founders to start, grow and scale purpose enterprises.

The Process

APPLY – Talent Identification

Like in the search for a precious treasure, we find you, you find us.

LEARN – Training

We equip you with knowledge and connect you to the right community.

RELEARN – Internship

We place you in a position to practise.

GROW – Onboarding

When you choose to cobuild your enterprise with us, we help make your dream a reality.

EIR INFORMATION

About Eridan

At Eridan, we build enterprises that combine impact with a profit business model to thrive at global scale.

Who is a Venture Builder?

Venture Builders are the latest innovation in the enterprise and startup development ecosystem. A venture builder is an organization dedicated to systematically producing new companies, which it helps grow and succeed.

As a venture builder we leverage our internal team, resources, ecosystem, methodologies and management capacities to co-build and scale, with founders and CEOs, ventures that thrive at the intersection between impact and profit.

Programme Period and Mode

This year from October 18, the EIR training programme will be held for 8 weeks till December 12. The programme is divided into two aspects.

  1. On-site (Physical) Attendance (2 weeks) Рthis is where candidates are camped together for a period of two weeks; the first week (October 18-24)  and the last week (December 6-12) of the programme.
  2. Virtual Attendance (6 weeks) – this is where lectures are dispensed virtually to cater to students within a 6 weeks period of the programme.

Course Curriculum

S/N Course Title Course Module Module Name
1 Introduction MODULE 1 Foundations: Becoming an Impact Entrepreneur
2 Mentality & Mindsets
3 Vital Skills and Tools for Entrepreneurs
4 Building Mental Models
5 Goal Setting & Time Management for Founders
6 Basic Economics & Money Concepts
7 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
8 Design Thinking Fundamentals
9 Creativity and Innovation MODULE 2 Business Startup
10 How to Generate Startup Idea
11 Understanding Business Model & developing Your BMC
12 Conducting Effective Market Research and Analysis MODULE 3 Customer Discovery & Development
13 Conducting Customer Discovery and Development
14 Business Strategy & Evaluating Market Risk Factors
15 Building Product Market Loves MODULE 4 Product & Market Development
16 Developing Your Market Strategies
17 Traction & Growth
18 Building A Great Team MODULE 5 Team/People Development
19 Building Winning Culture
20 How To Lead For Growth
21 Setting Your Business For Success MODULE 6 Business Organization & Management
22 Launching Your Business
23 Building Basic Business Structure and System
24 Managing Your Business
25 Scaling Your Business
26 Foundations Of Business Funding MODULE 7 Financing & Financials
27 Key Financials Tools & Terms For Startups.
28 How To Raise Fund for Your Idea/Startup
29 Legalizing Your Business MODULE 8 Protecting Your Business & Innovation
30 Protecting Your Idea (IP)
31 Other Protection Systems
32 God and The Marketplace MODULE 9 Final Things
33 How To Pray For Solutions
34 World Transformation Beyond Profit
35 Ethics And Etiquette Of A Global Leader
36 Pitching Demo Day
ELECTIVES
1 Emerging Markets
2 The Economics of a Pandemic
3 Project Management for Entrepreneurs
4 Negotiation & Bargaining
5 The Future of Work
6 Growing Social Enterprises
7 The Key of Honour
8 The role of Technology in entrepreneurship

Course Timetable

DATE OCT 18 – 22 OCT 25 – 29 NOV 1 – 5 NOV 8 – 12 NOV 15 – 19 NOV 22 – 26 NOV 29 – DEC 3 DEC 6 – 11
WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5 WEEK 6 WEEK 7 WEEK 8
DAYS MODULE 1 & 2 MODULE 3 MODULE 4 MODULE 5 CASE STUDIES & MODULE 6 MODULE 6 MODULE 7 MODULE 8 & 9
MONDAY IN RESIDENCE EETP 011 EETP 014 EETP 017 CASE STUDY & GROUPWORK EETP 022 EETP 25 IN RESIDENCE
TUESDAY IN RESIDENCE EETP 012 EETP 015 EETP 018 CASE STUDY & GROUPWORK EETP 023 EETP 26 IN RESIDENCE
WEDNESDAY IN RESIDENCE ASSIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT CASE STUDY & GROUPWORK ASSIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT IN RESIDENCE
THURSDAY IN RESIDENCE EETP 013 EETP 016 EETP 019 EETP 020 EETP 024 EETP 27 IN RESIDENCE
FRIDAY IN RESIDENCE EETP 021 IN RESIDENCE

Programme Evaluation & Graduation

There shall be tests and examinations after each module, series of assignments on business case studies, enterprise development projects (group and/or individual), hands-on entrepreneurial mindset and leadership quality assessment, idea presentation and pitching sessions.

The faculty shall use two weeks from the end of the training programme to evaluate the programme and appraise all the successful graduates of each cohort, based on the above listed criteria. After the training, successful  candidates based on performance shall be inducted into our EIR programme to co-build purpose enterprises with us.

Graduation takes place at the last week of the programme, in the same physical location with all the students camped in the designated location. Students are awarded certificates after successful completion of the program.

Code of Conduct

We want to create a safe and nurturing environment for everyone!

  • The development of self-esteem, self-confidence and self-respect is at the very heart of what we do.
  • Students are reminded to take care of their physical well-being while at camp.
  • We expect campers to treat one another, and the instructors with courtesy and respect.

Who makes it into the Entrepreneur In Residence Programme?

Anyone that has an entrepreneurial spirit and is willing to learn and relearn.