Designed for Women
Created by Thunderbird School of Global Management, leaders in business education for women, DreamBuilder was specifically designed for the unique needs of women entrepreneurs.
Practical, Convenient, and Fun
DreamBuilder is an online learning program developed for women entrepreneurs who are starting or growing small businesses. Comprised of courses that focus on the basic building blocks of business, DreamBuilder is practical, convenient, and fun. Based in the cloud, DreamBuilder is flexible and offers lessons in bite-sized pieces. Storytelling, such as interviews with entrepreneurs and a telenovela (soap opera) (in Spanish) and episodic animations (in English), are included. Our Tell-Show-Do-Review method and Business Plan Generator provide a practical application of course concepts.
Making Learning Fun
People make time for things they enjoy. By infusing DreamBuilder with storytelling elements and interactive games and videos, online learning becomes fun for the women who take time out of their busy schedules to participate. The Spanish-language DreamBuilder’s centerpiece is a telenovela (soap opera) that tells the stories of four fictional women entrepreneurs as they start or grow their ventures. Along the way, the protagonists overcome challenges and find successes. The forthcoming English-language DreamBuilder includes episodic animations that feature Sara, an entrepreneur who starts her own wellness business. The stories not only entertain participants, but also reinforce business principles.
The Tell-Show-Do-Apply Method
Alma, a fictional woman entrepreneur, introduces business concepts in a conversational and relatable tone. Alma shares examples from her own business, making the information practical and relevant.
In telenovela (soap opera) dramatizations in the Spanish version and animations in the English version, DreamBuilder portrays each concept in action, demonstrating smart solutions to common challenges. Entrepreneurs' testimonials reinforce each message.
Participants get to practice each concept by completing exercises, games, and activities. Fun and interactive activities ensure that the learners fully understand the concepts.
Throughout DreamBuilder, learners are asked questions about their own business idea, applying the concepts of the course. Their answers are fed into the Business Plan Generator, which will create the first draft of a business plan at the end of the program.
The Business plan Generator
Throughout the program, participants must answer questions that require them to apply the course concepts to their own businesses. The answers are stored in a business plan template, which runs hidden in the background. After completing all courses, participants have the first draft of a business plan. They can edit, save, and print the document in a business plan portal customized for DreamBuilder.