Educational outcomes

Project Everest solves social issues in developing countries using enterprise and thus we see investment in student participants, and our whole organisation, as the foundation of this strategic purpose. In practical application Project Everest is largely a training organisation developing socially aware, entrepreneurially focused team members whom can operate effectively in an environment of uncertainty, chaos, and friction.

Therefore, Project Everest invests more in its participants than any other organisation in the landscape. Supporting this is a strong training continuum focused on achieving the following student outcomes across the methodologies/areas:

Personal Leadership / self-development

  • Demonstrate understanding and adherence to Project Everest’s values
  • Character and discipline to positively contribute to a team environment through periods of pressure and uncertainty

Community Engagement and Cultural Collaboration

  • Demonstrate cultural awareness of the country of operation
  • Adapt to cultural engagements in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity and respect
  • Engage collaboratively with stakeholders to enable positive outcomes

People Engagement

  • Identify own and others personality strengths and weaknesses and how they can be used to contribute to team outcomes
  • Positively contribute to team assessment and conflict resolution
  • Participate in coaching and mentoring through formal and informal debriefing

Design Thinking Methodology

  • Effectively understand and implement the design thinking process within a business environment
  • Co-ordinate personal task management in delivering design thinking outputs within a team environment
  • Effectively contribute to team orientated design thinking discussion and activities whilst in country

Lean Start-up/BMC Methodology

  • Understand the BMC and the concept of Lean Start-up and be able to contribute effectively in a team environment towards sustainable business outcomes
  • Able to understand business models and pathways to scale in order to prepare an enterprise for venture funding within a team environment

Scaling Up Methodology

  • Effectively participate in methods of scaling up ventures to produce consistent outcomes at a team level, this involves understanding the use of and achieving determined KPIs and being able to measure their effectiveness to drive outcomes.
  • Understand the concept of ‘pitching’ for funds from external providers including banks, venture capital, and debt providers and be able to effectively contribute to a pitch within a team environment

Venture functions

  • Participate in the application of business functions within a start-up/team environment
  • Able to complete assigned tasks on basic functions and demonstrate an ability to learn business skills

Exponential Technology

  • Understand principles of exponential technologies
  • Able to apply exponential technologies to ventures created through PE in a team environment

Crisis Management

  • Able to effectively apply risk management practices to ensure their own safety and that of their fellow team members
  • Able to effectively implement risk management practices to support successful outcomes in the event of an in-country emergency response
  • Able to interpret and apply CASEVAC procedure


  • Effectively participate in individual and collective training