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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.

iD Tech is the exclusive K-12 partner of Harvard Business Publishing Education.

It's not easy to run a business, but with content from Harvard Business Publishing and guidance from the pros at iD Tech, you’ll build the skills needed to start your own company or help fellow entrepreneurs bring their visions to life. Diving into simulations and case studies, you’ll learn from the successes and stumbles of industry giants, discovering what it takes to launch and maintain a successful business. Before you know it, you'll be making your own luck, pivoting, evolving, and starting again, all on the path to true entrepreneurial success.

Scholarships are available based on financial need.

Note: This course is also available in our 1-on-1 format.

In this course you will:

  • Understand key concepts of entrepreneurship and business
  • Learn how major companies like Uber, Etsy, and Airbnb got started, then get in the driver’s seat and see how to run your own simulated food truck
  • Practice pitching products, negotiating, and planning
  • Create a brand style, logo, and product mockups
  • Build a portfolio of projects to share with colleges and potential employers including business concepts and a final brand deck

Sample Schedule

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!

Earn Certification

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.

  • A certificate recognizing your skills and success

  • Access to cutting-edge case studies and simulations from Harvard Business Publishing

  • Instructors recruited from top universities like Caltech and NYU

  • Designated office hours for additional help and advice

  • Portfolio of project work to share with colleges or potential employers

  • Guidance on how to reflect on your iD Tech experience for college applications

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.

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