COLLABORATION REQUEST

Course Title

Growth Strategy

Collaboration Overview

UMD's Growth Strategy class looks to immerse students into the startup world to assist a real company with growing pains, growth challenges and strategic initiatives. The course is part theory and part application, the students apply the skills and methodologies learned throughout the course to the projects they are assigned. The course is looking to work with a highly motivated startup that is currently experiencing growing pains and would benefit from student consultants providing a unique perspective to real time problems.

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Program & Course Info

SchoolUniversity Of Maryland
CourseGrowth Strategy
Graduate / UndergraduateUndergraduate
Students Enrolled25
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Monday's & Wednesday's 1pm-3pm

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

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Business Services
Requested Company Size
  • High-Growth Startup
Duration Running (09/01/2017 - 12/01/2017)
LocationN/A
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count3

Timeline & Next Steps

  • September 1, 2017

    Collaboration Kickoff

  • September 30, 2017

    Deliverable 1 due

  • October 31, 2017

    Deliverable 2 due

  • December 15, 2017

    Deliverable 3 due


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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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Project Charters

Charter Company Type
Preparing HUNGRY for Growth HUNGRY Capstone