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 two or three 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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University of Michigan Presenters and Judges

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

NYU Presenters and Judges

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

Available At These Campuses

  • NYUNYULimited AvailabilityNew York, New YorkTuition ranging from $3,199 - $5,899For students completing grades 9-12 (ages 14-18).Apply Now
  • University of MichiganUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor, MichiganSpecial courses in business, sports management, and cybersecurity in 2023.Summer 2023 info coming soonFor students completing grades 9 -12 (ages 14-18)Apply Now
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