These are a few of the frequent questions we get asked about Corkscrew and our Entrepreneur Bootcamps, if you can’t find an answer to your question below then please use our contact page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
This is the biggest question we get asked and the answer is YES! Our programs are actually suited to those who don’t actually have a business idea as our bootcamps look at stimulating creative thinking and looking at the world through entrepreneurial eyes. We will work 121 with you to find out about your passions, values & talents to spark that first idea and then generate the entrepreneur in you. If you do have an idea then you are more than welcome to join to develop your idea with feedback & support.
NO! We don’t require any specific qualifications or entrepreneurial experience, many of the worlds best entrepreneurs don’t have any university experience or academic qualifications – so neither do you! We do require that you have a high level of English communications as all our programs are run in English (even those in Barcelona).
We may ask some of our applications to take an interview, but in the majority we don’t need to conduct formal interviews. We feel that in the right environment and with the needed support and guidance anyone can develop entrepreneurial spirit and take those first steps to creating their own business.
Yes you can. We provide discounts to local applications who do not require accommodation (although we stress that the living environment with other International like minded peers & cultures is one of the most important aspects of the program. We also provide scholarships to join the program through EU funding on the Lifelong Learning Program. For more information on discounts and scholarships see our scholarship page here – LINK
Universities & Colleges vary in their academic credit policy, so please check with your school about independent/self directed study credits or internship credits.
Food is included for the 10 day Spark Program, but not for the 28 day Generator Program.
Rooms are based on sharing a twin, however, if you feel you would like your own room you can pay a premium, however, we feel the sharing experience is part of the program.
This is one of the biggest questions we get asked and it’s one that is also difficult to answer as much of what we do is based on the element of surprising challenges and tasks. Ultimately, a day will consist of the team working on projects in the area of market research, competitor research, marketing strategies, Social Media Campaigns, PR initiatives & development issues. The time will also be made up of talks from inspiring business professionals, 121 development of business ideas, Corkscrew Tasks & trials including WordPress Hackathon, The Event Challenge, Social Media Management & more. Days will be diverse and intense, but all focused on developing your entrepreneurial skills & creative abilities. Keep an eye on our Live Twitter Feeds, Facebook & blogs to see example days & programs.
A social enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.
It is what a business does with its profits that determines whether it is a social enterprise, rather than its specific legal structure.