When Business as Usual Isn't What You Had in Mind for Your Summer

Inc. Magazine is the world's leading publication for innovative business builders. This program allows high school students to plug-in to Inc. Magazine’s business thought leadership, expertise, and network to take their entrepreneurial leadership potential to the next level. You'll create an original business idea, write a business plan, and pitch your business to veteran entrepreneurs. Plus, our industry speakers will bring their real-world experience to the classroom and share practical insights and success stories. 

When Business as Usual Isn't What You Had in Mind for Your Summer

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Choose to spend from nine days to four weeks on a prestigious university campus. Our customized curriculum, developed by learning professionals at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and approved by Inc., will train high school students  how to become business leaders for the 21st century. Discover the fundamentals of entrepreneurship including opportunity recognition, market research, business financials, marketing, and presenting ideas. Instruction will be provided exclusively by NFTE-certified high school teachers who specialize in entrepreneurship education.

Our experiential program has the added benefit of connecting students with real-world business execs and successful entrepreneurs. This industry exposure equips students with the information and inspiration they need to become amazing leaders of thriving companies.

Scheduled presenters and business-pitch judges include founders and leaders from the “INC. 5000” recognized by Inc. Magazine as  America’s fastest growing private companies.

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Presenters and Judges

Students will interact with prominent business leaders through guest speaking engagements. Examples of presenters and judges from 2022 include:

Wesley Mathews
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
High Level Marketing
Nationwide digital-marketing firm
www.highlevelmarketing.com

Britton Steele

CEO & Founder
Provision Insurance Group
Independent insurance agency
www.provisioninsurance.com

Chester Buczynkski

Owner
Big Lakes Lawncare
Landscaping services company
www.biglakeslawncare.com

Skyler Scarlett (live virtual session)

Co-Founder
Glace Cryotherapy
Medical-treatment equipment company
www.sharktankblog.com/business/glace-cryotherapy/

Sassa Akervall

CEO & Owner
Akervall Technologies, Inc.
Medical supplies manufacturer
www.akervalltechnologies.com

Jacqueline Canny

CEO & Owner
Ultimation Industries LLC
Conveyor manufacturer
www.ultimationinc.com

Brent Yax

CEO
Awecomm
Technology consulting and services firm
www.awecomm.com

Candice Simons

President & CEO
Brooklyn Outdoor
Advertising agency
www.brooklynoutdoor.com

Ben Lorenz

Owner
Human Element
eCommerce services company
www.human-element.com

Ehan Kamat (live virtual session)

Founder & CEO
Solemender
Personal therapeutic devices
www.solemender.com

Andrew Fox

CEO
SuperJeweler.com
Online fine jewelry company
www.superjeweler.com

Skyler Scarlett (live virtual session)

Co-Founder
Glace Cryotherapy
Medical-treatment equipment
www.sharktankblog.com/business/glace-cryotherapy/

Ehan Kamat (live virtual session)

Founder & CEO
Solemender
Personal therapeutic devices
www.solemender.com

Tal Chitayat

Co-Founder & CEO
Full Circle Brands
Sustainable household-goods company
www.fullcirclehome.com

Brooke Jacob

CEO
The Everest Equity Company, Inc.
Mortgage brokerage firm
www.everestequity.com

Ron Rudzin

Founder & CEO
Saatva
Luxury mattress and bedding company
www.saatvamattress.com

Sara Robertson

CEO
AtoZ Media Inc.
Audio/visual production and packaging
www.atozmedia.com

Patrick Hainault

Group VP, Marketing
Inc. Magazine
Business media company
www.inc.com

Marlene Leekang

Executive Director
Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship
Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business
www.https://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/

Albert Williams

President & CEO
Best Deal Car Service, Inc.
Transportation company
www.bestdealcarservice.com

Charlotte Owen

Editor in Chief, Bustle and Elite Daily
Bustle Digital Group (BDG)
Global media company
www.bdg.com

Available At These Campuses

  • NYCNYCNew York, New York Tuition Range from: $3,599-6,399For students completing grades 9-12 (ages 14-18).Apply Now
  • University of MichiganUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor, MichiganSpecial courses in business and sports management in 2023.$3,599 - $10,599For students completing grades 9 -12 (ages 14-18)Apply Now
  • UNC Chapel HillUNC Chapel HillChapel Hill, NCPrices ranging from $2,599 - $3,899For students completing grades 9-12 (ages 14-18).Apply Now
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