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Market Disruption & Innovation - 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

Innovation is at the heart of disruption—just look at Apple, Spotify, Netflix, and Amazon.

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

Successful companies that change the world don't just improve the marketplace—they transform it by turning the world on its head and gaining profits from enormous industries. With guidance from the pros at iD Tech and simulations and case studies from Harvard Business Publishing, you'll be put in the driver's seat to learn about the kinds of decisions and challenges involved in changing the game of business. From movies to music to big tech, what industry are you ready to disrupt?

Scholarships are available based on financial need.

In this course you will:

  • Understand key innovation strategies and how to make a splash with your ideas
  • Put your innovation skills to the test to save a struggling newspaper
  • Review wins and lessons from disruptive giants like Netflix, Disney, Spotify, Starbucks, Airbnb, and more
  • Conceptualize innovative product ideas and design mockups
  • Build a portfolio of projects to share with colleges including your own product mockups, and social media plans

Sample Schedule

Get ready to explore fundamental concepts of innovation and learn what drives success or failure of disruptive technologies in the marketplace! You'll generate ideas that are entirely new and brainstorm ways to enhance things that already exist to make them better. Review case studies and learn about business innovation, marketing, and more, while working on your own disruptive product development.

Building on your knowledge from weeks 1-5, you’ll develop your own branded products and ideate on ways that they can change the market. Work on creating a pitch deck and finessing your ideas so that they're ready to be communicated to a broader audience. Wrap up by presenting a ready-to-build product or a portfolio piece that shows off your new skills to potential colleges and employers.

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

If your teen dreams of making their mark on the startup scene, there’s more to it than just improving the marketplace–they need to hone the visionary skills required to transform industries. With content from Harvard Business Publishing, they will gain valuable insights to propel them forward in the dynamic world of businesses on the forefront of disruption and innovation.

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 Apple, Spotify, Amazon, and more, as well as fun simulations that test their ability to respond and adapt to an ever-changing business environment.

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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