REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Course Title

CapSource High School Pilot

Collaboration Overview

CapSource is looking to expand to the High School market, bringing together bright high school students from all over the nation to work remotely on a summer engagement with a company. Our ideal company partner(s) would be looking to conduct an engagement around market research, marketing, or entrepreneurial skills. For this exclusive new opportunity, we're seeking company partners who not only see the value of working with young professionals but also are looking to leverage their fresh perspectives and creative thinking in a changing business world.

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Timeline & Next Steps

  • July 15, 2020

    Collaboration request published. Companies may express interest in participating.

  • September 1, 2020

    Final date for companies to express interest

  • October 2, 2020

    Project Details Finalized; Prepared for Launch

  • October 5, 2020

    Project Kick off!

    Pack Leashes, students, and CapSource mentors will meet for a video conference to introduce the project, set up guidelines, establish communication pathways, and answer any questions.

  • October 12, 2020

    Weekly check- in via web conference for students, mentors, and project champions. This time will be used to discuss past work, any challenges, and the plan for the coming week.

  • October 19, 2020

    Weekly check- in via web conference for students, mentors, and project champions. This time will be used to discuss past work, any challenges, and the plan for the coming week.

  • October 26, 2020

    Weekly check- in via web conference for students, mentors, and project champions. This time will be used to discuss past work, any challenges, and the plan for the coming week.

  • November 2, 2020

    Temperature Check session for students and project champions to discuss progress, questions, and concerns after reaching half way through the engagement.

  • November 9, 2020

    Weekly check – in via web conference for students, mentors, and project champions. This time will be used to discuss past work, any challenges, and the plan for the coming week.

  • November 16, 2020

    Weekly check – in via web conference for students, mentors, and project champions. This time will be used to discuss past work, any challenges, and the plan for the coming week.

  • November 23, 2020

    Weekly check- in via web conference for students, mentors, and project champions. This time will be used to discuss past work, any challenges, and the plan for the coming week.

  • November 30, 2020

    Final Check in to discuss progress as engagement comes to an end. Prepare for final presentation and deliverables to be submitted on December 4th.

Project Inspiration

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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

Academic Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Academic Program Details

SchoolCapSource High School Initiative
CourseCapSource High School Pilot
Graduate / UndergraduateGraduate
Students Enrolled8-12
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*TBA

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

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Finance, Non-Profit, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail
Requested Company Size
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
Duration5 weeks (10/01/2020 - 12/31/2020)
Location
  • Fully Remote (located anywhere)
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count2

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