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The Entrepreneurs Masterclass

WHEN'S THE NEXT SESSION? 

  • September 24-28, 2018

SESSION

LOCATION

  • April 23-27, 2018

ARRIVE/DEPART

September 18-22, 2017

(CLOSED)

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 

Fuqua Business School, Executive Education Conference Center

  • (Local airports: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) or Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 

Fuqua Business School, Executive Education Conference Center

  • (Local airports: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) or Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 

Fuqua Business School, Executive Education Conference Center

  • (Local airports: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) or Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

2018 DATES ANNOUNCED

June 4-8, 2018

  • June 4-8, 2018

West Coast location (to be announced)


Applications for 2018 are now being accepted.

  • Arrive Sunday, June 3, 2018  (afternoon)
  • Depart Friday, June 8, 2018 (afternoon)
  • Arrive Sunday, Sept 17, 2017 (afternoon)
  • Depart Friday, Sept 22, 2017 (afternoon)

April 23-27, 2018

September 24-28, 2018

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 

Fuqua Business School, Executive Education Conference Center

  • (Local airports: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) or Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • Arrive Sunday, Sept 23, 2018 (afternoon)
  • Depart Friday, Sept 28, 2018 (afternoon)
  • Arrive Sunday, April 22, 2018 (afternoon)
  • Depart Friday, April 27, 2018 (afternoon)

April 24-28, 2017

(CLOSED)

  • Arrive Sunday, April 22, 2018 (afternoon)
  • Depart Friday, April 27, 2018 (afternoon)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

What is The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

Because our business environment is constantly changing and our own roles in our companies are always evolving, entrepreneurs who lead businesses need ongoing development if they are going to lead their organizations with excellence. The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program is designed to provide the toolbox owners of fast-growing companies need to reach their next level of success. In a one week educational program, our CEO participants will transform into next generation business leaders.


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Where does the research come from?

The one-week curriculum is the result of several rich sources of data, experience, curriculum development and books and articles. 

  • Data: Over 1,100 interviews with self-made entrepreneurs over 10 years and in-depth interviews with some of the most successful business founders of our day. Here’s a list of past presenters who have participated in extensive interviews. 
  • Experience: Our board of experts has built dozens of companies, generating hundreds of millions in revenue and liquidity (wealth creation). In addition, they’ve advised and mentored thousands of entrepreneurs directly over the course of their careers. 
  • Curriculum and Publishing: Our Board of Experts have developed entrepreneur curriculums for universities and masterminds over the past 20 years. They’ve also published more than 10 books (including Business Brilliant, Street Smarts and Small Giants) and hundreds of articles about business and entrepreneurship for magazines like Inc. Magazine.


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Who is The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program for?

The program is designed for the “owner and operator” of fast-growing, privately-held companies. The program does not focus on any particular industry or sector. It’s suited to those in the B2B and B2C sectors, both services and products, manufacturing and technology, consulting and advising, government and private sector, women- and minority-owned and military veterans. The person who is ideally suited for The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program us an individual who:

  • Run a company with revenues between $2 million and $250 million.
  • Have a small, loyal management team.
  • Want to accelerate sales and other revenues.
  • Want to increase productivity of their staffs and scale their company culture.
  • Want to serve their stakeholders (employees, vendors, communities, customers and more) even more.
  • Want to maximize the profitability of their company.
  • Want to prepare their company for sale in the future. 


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What will I learn at The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

Dating back to Benjamin Franklin, the first “American-style” entrepreneur, you’ve had to educate yourself in order to prepare yourself for your unique position, leading a company. Individuals who attend Birthing of Giants will gain working knowledge of ways to amplify their company’s vital resources. According to our extensive research, these four areas have the greatest impact on your success:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Sales and Revenue
  • Team and Culture
  • Enterprise Value


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Why is there an application process and who is accepted?

Each participant in the program relies upon her peers in order to have the most impactful week-long experience so our application process is designed to uncover the most ambitious and engaged among applicants. Your peers are chosen based on their history (with their company, their industry and their community) and their future plans. The application process does not discriminate with regards to industry or company, but we do ensure that no competitors share a class so you can speak freely about your own company and strategy.


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What will I take away from The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program and how can I use it at my company?

Participants in the program leave with a strategic plan for your company that projects out over 12 to 36 months. Your plan will address all 4 areas of success (management + leadership, sales + revenue, team + culture and enterprise value) and it will allow you to bring your roadmap back to share with your team so they can help you implement the strategic plan. Some of the strategic objectives you might consider include:

  • Personnel changes and organizational structure
  • Salesforce strategy and structure
  • Stakeholder engagement (employees, vendors, community, customers)
  • Your own role as CEO
  • Your financial and business model
  • The role of technology in your business
  • How to build in order to sell (and to who)


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How long is The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

The primary program is one week long. Participants live, eat and learn together during this week. It typically stretches from Sunday night (a welcome dinner) to Friday lunch. Each day is a combination of lecture, breakout groups with guest lectures from academia, thought leadership and business. The day runs from 9AM to 5PM. Group dinners are also held most of the nights. 


There are also virtual events before and after the week-long session. 


Pre-Session: 

A group webinar to prepare you for the week.

A one-on-one coaching session to help you right away upon acceptance.


Post-Session:

A group webinar to help you implement your strategy upon your return.

A one-on-one coaching session to help you individually.


An Advanced Learning Program:

All Birthing of Giants Fellows are invited to an annual Advanced Learning Program and Awards Program held in January each year. Awards are presented to the greatest success stories in 8 categories over the past 12-24 months of implementation.


An Advanced Learning Program

Exceptional participants are invited to participate in an exclusive, ongoing annual enrichment program.


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What’s the “Apply and Repeat” program I keep hearing about?

Graduates are invited to repeat the entire program one time anytime over the 24-month period following their completion of the program for free (excluding room and board costs) depending on availability. We believe in repetition as a way to learn and encourage participation in our “Apply and Repeat” program.


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What happens each day at The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

Each day of the first four days are dedicated to a single amplification methodology. 

  • Management amplification
  • Sales amplification
  • Team amplification
  • Enterprise value amplification

The last day is dedicated to pulling your strategic plans together and sharing them with your peers. 


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Who leads The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program

Lewis Schiff is the lead instructor, curriculum designer and manager of The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program. He has partnered with Board of Expert co-Chair, Norm Brodsky, for years and has collaborated over the years with the other members of the Board of Experts. Board of Expert members and other thought leaders, academics and business leaders participate in the sessions all year long. Here’s a list of past presenters to The Business Owners Council.


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What happens after The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

There are 3 “post-session” components to The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program.  


Post-Session:

A group webinar to help you implement your strategy upon your return.

A one-on-one coaching session to help you individually.


An Annual Conference:

All Birthing of Giants Fellows are invited to an annual Conference and Awards program held in November each year. Awards are presented to the greatest success stories in 8 categories over the past 12-24 months of implementation.


An Advanced Learning Program

Exceptional participants are invited to participate in an exclusive, ongoing annual enrichment program.


BONUS: "Apply and Repeat" program which allows you to repeat the entire program within 24 months of completing the week-long session (excluding room and board, depending on availability).


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What kind of technology do I need when I attend The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?

Participants are expected to bring a laptop or tablet with them for the week. For the pre- and post-session webinars, you’ll need basic webinar and teleconference tools. One of the most important communication tools we use is Slack, a popular message board and email replacement. 


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How much does The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program cost?

The fee for the Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program in 2017 is $10,000. The fee for 2018 is $12,500. It includes:

  • Pre-session webinars 
  • Pre-session one-on-one virtual coaching
  • The week-long session, including, all session materials, all meals ($129 per night hotel room fee)
  • Post-session webinars
  • Post-session one-on-one virtual coaching
  • Submission fee for Annual Birthing of Giants Awards Program (first year)
  • Admission fee for Annual Birthing of Giants Conference Program (first year)
  • “Apply and Repeat” program which allows you to repeat the entire program over the next 24-months (plus room and board fee)


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Tell me about past participants of The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program?


Once you complete The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program, you are a Birthing of Giants Fellow for life. The past graduates are owners of companies ranging from construction ($150mm in revenue) to media companies ($10mm in revenue) to consulting services companies ($3mm in revenues). Each are the owners and operators of their companies and were able to deploy their Birthing of Giants strategic plans directly in their businesses. 

  • Construction company ($150mm in revenue): sold non-core businesses, redefined his contribution to his company and made key hires to delegate areas of the business he was struggling with.
  • Media company ($10mm in revenue): Used salesforce amplification to launch a new events business.
  • Consulting services company ($3mm in revenue): Made acquisitions within 6 months of the completion of Birthing of Giants to fill out some of the services his business didn’t already provide so he could serve bigger clients seeking a full-service solution.


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Go to our “Testimonials” page to hear the success stories of past Fellows


Were your questions unanswered? We are standing by to answer your questions at (347) 309-7154 or questions@birthingofgiants.com.




Meet Masterclass Graduate, Dave Dussault, P1 Industries

"WITHIN A YEAR, I INCREASED MY MONTHLY PROFITS BY $160,000"

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