COLLABORATION REQUEST

Course Title

Growth Strategy Hyper-Growth Company Capstone

Collaboration Overview

UMD's Growth Strategy course is looking for a Hyper-Growth company in the DC area that requires assistance as they work through growing pains at several levels of the organization. Students will work with the company to determine the best path forward and provide assistance with various tasks that the firm may not be able to prioritize due to their growing pains. The course focusses on helping high-growth startups that are looking to expand rapidly and is taught by a seasoned professor who is an Entrepreneur and has worked in industry.

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Program & Course Info

SchoolUniversity Of Maryland
CourseGrowth Strategy Hyper-Growth Company Capstone
Graduate / UndergraduateUndergraduate
Students Enrolled5
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Weekly Monday and Wednesday 3-5

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Agriculture & Forestry
Requested Company Size
  • High-Growth Startup
Duration Running (01/27/2017 - 05/15/2017)
LocationN/A
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1

Timeline & Next Steps

  • November 1, 2016

    School faculty will begin interviewing interested companies and discuss project ideas.

  • December 22, 2016

    Final date for companies to express interest in participating.

  • January 15, 2017

    School faculty and project champion finalize project charter, legal documents, and background materials.


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Account Management

Process Overview / Mapping
Software Suite Recommendations
Process Optimization

Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy Development
Requirements Planning
Evaluation and Recommendations

Customer Service

New Business Opportunity Assessment
New Product/Service Development
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Data Management

Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization

Growth Strategy

Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes

Marketing

Branding Strategy/Redesign
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing

Mergers & Acquisitions

Prospecting Acquirer Targets
Establishing & Validating Valuations
Researching Potential Acquisitions

Operations

Process Design Review
Scalability Assessment
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment

Org Culture, D&I

Diversity Assessments
Inclusion Protocols
Training & Development

PR & Communications

PR Strategy Consulting
Communications Planning
Messaging & Tone Advancement

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain

Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Inventory Management
Distribution Optimization

Quality Control

Process Mapping & Checking
Document Validity Verification
Data and Fact Checking

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Growth Analysis
Valuations Assessment
Financial Performance Analysis​

Research & Development

Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping

Sales & Business Development

New Business Opportunity Assessment
Market Testing
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Software Design & Development

MVP Design & User Testing
Systems Integration
Technology Roadmap Planning

Talent Management

Talent Competency Mapping
Training & Development Curriculum Design
Talent Satisfaction Assessments

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