Challenge yourself with a real college experience. Launch a new venture in 8 weeks (January 14 - March 4th one night per week). Take a fascinating class with expert faculty, and prep for college admissions.
University Startups is a challenging college-level startup design course that teaches high school students how to start for-profit social impact companies over 8 weeks.
This LIVE online course is designed and taught by top tier University business professors, and uses the same methodology and materials found in leading business school courses worldwide. 50+ hours of learning.
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No. If students have a business idea, they are welcome to bring it along to discuss with their team to decide which idea to progress through the course. We will also have a list of problem statements the students can choose from.
Yes. If students would like to join the course as a team they are welcome to sign up and let us know during registration. For students not enrolled as a team, we will place them in teams of 4 to get the maximum benefit of the teamwork component in the course.
If students are unable to secure a seat in a course, please let us know and we will put you on a wait list for future courses.
Yes. Depending on the problem statement chosen and their ability to develop a solution / find customers, students should be able to build a simple website and start taking pre-orders, recruiting beta testers and in some cases generating sales. Learning is the key objective here, and students will learn the lean startup process that will be very useful in future innovation projects or new ventures.
This is a challenging college level course, so prospective students should be prepared to work hard, try new things and take personal responsibility to self-manage and keep up with daily assignments. Students will be reaching out to potential customers via email and phone, meeting with new teammates over video, and interacting with experienced business mentors and instructors. Please contact us for more information.
Young entrepreneurs want to change the world, and for-profit social entrepreneurship is a great way to introduce students to new concepts using business as a force for social good. Working on for-profit businesses to help a high risk group, improve some aspect of the environment or solving other problems with wider impacts gives students a well-rounded perspective of the challenges and opportunities, and builds character.
Entrepreneurial endeavors in high school can play an important role in framing student storylines for college applications. In this course we build in specific instruction from experts, including counselors and successful students on how to think about and plan potential pathways to highlight entrepreneurship in essays and other application components.
University Startups is a challenging college level course, using college curriculum, dedicated college instructors and experienced college mentors. Our team interacts with students, graduates and new business founders every day.
Our program aims to bring excellence to a topic that is too often standardized, and we’re confident that our backgrounds in entrepreneurship course design, teaching and mentoring can help students achieve their startup learning goals.
There are many components that are taken into consideration to increase the chances of team alignment and success, such as:
- Amount of passion team members feel towards the opportunity / problem to be solved
- Variety of experience and qualifications
- Complementary skill sets
- Balance of personalities
A percent of your program charge may be returned to you, depending on when you withdraw from your program.
Date of Official Withdrawal:
- Before December 14, 2020 - 80 percent of total charge
- Before December 21, 2020 - 60 percent of total charge
- Before December 28, 2020 - 40 percent of total charge
- Before January 4, 2020 - 20 percent of total charge
- After January 4, 2021 - 0 percent of total charge