Dates: July 17th – July 28th, 2017.
(Do these dates not work? Check out our June program at Westtown School by clicking HERE)
Location: On Campus at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Ages: Current 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th grade students may apply
Description: The Entrepreneurial Ventures Program gives teens the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and to build the skills and mindset required to solve real world problems. Students will learn from experienced entrepreneurs how to use entrepreneurship, not only to generate revenue but to improve the world. Since 2009, Schoolyard Ventures has helped over 1,300 students launch ventures ranging from app development companies and micro-finance projects to fashion labels and food startups.
Students will learn how to:
– Identify market opportunities
– Test venture ideas quickly
– Develop a plan for launching a venture
– Create a compelling value proposition
– Leverage their entrepreneurial activities to secure internships
– Start developing a professional network
– Understand how customers, employers and colleges view them and their strengths
– Present their ideas to potential investors and advocates
Students will also have the opportunity to take a guided campus tour, meet with the admissions team, meet Drexel students and learn about Drexel’s entrepreneurship offerings at the Close School of Entrepreneurship.
Option 1: Day Program with second week overnight experience: $1,795. Full two week program, July 17th – July 28th, includes 5 overnight stays in Drexel dorms July 23rd – 28th. Breakfast and lunch included. Dinners included during the second week.
Option 2: Full Residential Program: $2,795. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Move-in evening of July 16th, move-out afternoon of July 28th.
Limited financial aid is available – please inquire.
50% Deposit due upon acceptance into the program. Balance due by June 1st.
Application Process: Interested students should apply via the link below. Phone admissions interviews will be scheduled with students after their application is received.
Application Deadline: May 15th (or earlier, if seats are filled)
Expect admissions decisions to be made within two weeks. Deposit mailing instructions will be sent at time of acceptance. Please note, this program will reach capacity quickly. We encourage you to apply early.
What Students Say:
The SV program has surrounded me with mentors who have launched successful businesses, as well as amazing students in the process of launching companies. I couldn’t have asked for a better environment to become a great entrepreneur.
Aaron C.2013 Program Graduate
SV is an amazing program! I’ve met a lot of successful entrepreneurs who have been instrumental in guiding me to launch my company. If I had not been part of the program, I would not have had the coaching or resources to make my business successful.
I’m very grateful to SV because it’s allowed me to surround myself with ambitious kids, as well as ambitious mentors!
Sujatha C.2013 Program Graduate
The most valuable thing I’ve learned at SV is perseverance. I’ve had to learn to overcome obstacles in a way that classroom learning can’t teach.
It has really helped me build my mental toughness.
Samantha H.2014 Program Graduate
Unlike traditional school learning, SV has helped me focus on my areas of interest and set goals based on what I want to achieve in life. Once those goals were set, SV helped me stay motivated to achieve them and surrounded me with mentors and staff who are rooting for me to continually do better.
Sebastian C.2014 Program Graduate
I’ve been saying that I want to be an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. But now, after going through the SV program and being mentored by successful entrepreneurs, I can put my life in perspective – the idea of being an entrepreneur as a career is now realistic. I love this program!
Rachel H.2013 Program Graduate
The SV program has been an amazing ride! There’s no way I would be where I am if it wasn’t for the program.
I came to SV as a 15 year old without a business idea. Less than 18 months later, my company Detrapel has sold over $50,000 worth of product. The program helps you build skills to succeed in life like no other program can.
If you’re a teen thinking about going into business as a career or launching your own business, you NEED this program. There’s no where else you can get a real-world experience like this at such a young age.
David Z.2014 Program Graduate
Meeting successful entrepreneurs and other ambitious students through the program has been inspiring and has pushed me to be more ambitious with my own goals. I now realize there are no limitations to what I can achieve.
The program has had a great influence on me.
Kaseim E.2013 Program Graduate
Through SV I’ve become more outgoing and more willing to ask people for help. I’ve also become more confident in my own personal brand.
The program is the perfect place to learn how to implement your ideas.
Madi P.2013 Program Graduate