Entrepreneurship - Powered by Harvard Business Publishing
- Price: $1,499 USD
- Age: 13 - 18
- Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
- Format: Summer Online Teen Academies | Small-Group, Online
- Duration: Two-week program, 2-hour lesson per day
Your path to true entrepreneurial success starts here.
Whether your goal is to create a meaningful product and own all of its ups and downs or build a portfolio of game-changing startups, you need the skills to put your best foot forward. With guidance from the STEM pros at iD Tech and content from Harvard Business Publishing Education, you’ll discover what it takes to launch a business that's one-in-a-million—or even one-of-a-kind! In just one of the case studies, “Airbnb, Etsy, Uber: Acquiring the First Thousand Customers,” you’ll see how huge businesses started out and take notes for your own first steps. When it comes to getting your startup started and your business in business, learning from the successes (and stumbles) of the best is vital. Before you know it, you'll be making your own luck, pivoting, evolving, and starting again, all on the path to true entrepreneurial success.
In this course you will:
- Understand key entrepreneurial and business concepts
- Build a brand style, logo, and product mockups
- Explore simulations and case studies from Harvard Business Publishing
- Develop a portfolio to share with potential universities or employers
- Practice pitching products, negotiating, and planning
Begin by covering fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship and startup basics. As you participate in simulations and review case studies, you'll discuss brand identity, financing and the world of crowdculture, and delve into what drives your own entrepreneurial ambitions.
With an introduction to entrepreneurship and several eye-opening case studies under your belt, you'll focus on building your own independent brand. What makes you tick, and why should people align with your products? Whether it's philosophical or based on direct impact and the addressing of needs, you'll develop product ideas that resonate with consumers. Close out this certification course with a solid foundation in entrepreneurship and a series of portfolio-caliber projects and business ideas that showcase your innovative spirit!
Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn an official certificate granted by iD Tech, the exclusive K-12 education partner of Harvard Business Publishing Education. This program is graded as a pass or fail; students must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.
Certificate recognizing your skills and success
Insights and demos from Harvard Business Publishing content and renowned industry experts
Skills that can help secure internships and potential jobs
Portfolio to share with colleges and future employers
What Parents Are Asking
Two-thirds of startups don’t succeed (Harvard Business Review). If your teen dreams of launching their own company, they need a solid foundation in planning, negotiating, pitching, branding, and more. With content from Harvard Business Publishing, they will learn valuable skills to propel them forward in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship.
Designed for college-bound business and leadership students interested in management, launching companies, or leading nonprofits, this program offers a resume-boosting certificate that can help your teen stand out to admissions officers.
This course is designed for students of all skill levels. With content exclusively from Harvard Business Publishing Education, your teen will unlock many secrets and lessons learned from case studies with Disney, LEGO, TOMS, and more, as well as fun simulations that explore entrepreneurial topics, including what it’s like to run your own food truck!
In order for your teen to participate, they will need a Mac or Windows computer, webcam, and stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Curriculum will be delivered through Canvas.
After successful completion of the program, your teen’s verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of iD Tech and Harvard Business Publishing.
This course is taught by live iD Tech instructors and features content exclusively from Harvard Business Publishing. Students will learn the same case studies and simulations taught to business undergrads, MBAs, and business leaders.