Test Flight Bootcamp Prepares Businesses for Successful Launch

Taking an idea to market is no easy task, but the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is here to help.

The college will kick off its second Test Flight Bootcamp on Jan. 26. The four-session, intensive bootcamp is designed to instruct new and growing businesses on how to prepare a successful business model. Participants will learn the customer discovery process and value proposition development.

During each session, participants will learn how to build a business model based on customer knowledge.  Attendees will develop go-to-market strategies and discuss sources of funding during these informational meetings. The bootcamp is led by skilled entrepreneurs who offer support, ideas and mentoring.

Past participants like Weintraus CEO Scott Weintraub have gone on to launch successful businesses.

“It forced us to get in front of customers and test our business model,” Weintraub said. “Coupled with the support from experienced entrepreneurs leading the bootcamp, we were able to pivot our business model and lay the foundation for the success Weintraus has seen to date." 

The cost to participate is $99 per team or company, and includes all materials and lunch on January 26. Sessions will take place Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 and 16  at Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering & Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) in Daytona Beach. For additional information or to apply, visit

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