Entrepreneurship - Powered by Harvard Business Publishing
Price: $1,999 USD
Age: 13 - 18
Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
Format: Online Private Lessons | 1-on-1, Online
Duration: 12, one-hour lessons
Your path to true entrepreneurial success starts here.
iD Tech is the exclusive K-12 partner of Harvard Business Publishing Education.
Whether your goal is to create a meaningful product or build a portfolio of game-changing startups, you need the business 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 this course, you’ll examine and analyze real-world case studies from the biggest names in tech and distill industry-ready best practices. When it comes to getting your startup off the ground and your business launched, 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 iterating while 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
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
New Venture Simulation: The Food Truck Challenge
In this online simulation, students try to run a successful food truck in the city of Boomtown. Students work individually or in teams to achieve maximum revenue over 5 simulated weeks and win the "Food Truck Challenge."
Goiko Grill: Managing Culture During Rapid Growth, Multimedia Case
This interactive multimedia case captures the early growth journey of Goiko Grill, a restaurant startup founded in Madrid, Spain in 2013. Using video interviews with Andoni Goicoechea, the owner and founder, plus relevant performance data and management literature, the case leads students through the cultural and operational challenges of rapid expansion into the catering industry.
Innovation Simulation: Breaking News
In this 20-minute online simulation, students manage the innovation process for The Citizen Sun, a struggling newspaper company. Working with limited time and budget, students design innovation initiatives-open innovation campaigns, customer focus groups, internal R&D projects-to generate a pool of innovation ideas.
What Parents Are Asking
Why does my teen need this program?
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.
Is this program right for my teen?
This program is ideal for college-bound business and leadership students interested in management, launching a company, leading a nonprofit, or who generally want to develop new skills in leadership. Students can boost their portfolios with an authentic certificate which may be submitted to select universities for college applications.
Is this program right for students who are new to entrepreneurship?
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!
What are the technical requirements for this program?
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.
How will my teen receive their certificate?
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.
Will Harvard Business Publishing faculty be teaching this course?
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.