Three-Week Summer Business Program
Featured in The Boston Globe – What I Did This Summer: Started A Company
Many of the world’s greatest Tech companies, including Dell, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft were founded by kids not much older than the teens who come to our programs. The Boston Leadership Institute, one of the top-named providers of STEM programs for high-achieving teens, is the perfect place to begin your future in STEM entrepreneurship. Students participate in brainstorming sessions to generate ideas for improving the way that companies do business. Students develop a plan for their own revenue-generating business or a small money-producing venture. Students examine and analyze real-life entrepreneurial stories from film and best-seller lists using the concepts learned during lectures. They then develop a business plan and investor pitch for their own company. This program is great for teens interested in both STEM and business.
This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens.
This Program Sold Out Last Summer
Session 1: June 22nd – July 10th
Longwood Medical – Boston, MA
Research & Business Plan Development
The Boston Leadership Institute’s STEM Entrepreneurship hands-on program covers what it takes to start a new business in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Students generate innovative and forward-thinking product ideas, explore viable opportunities and markets, and learn to write a sales pitch and business plan. After they master the stages of pursuing the business idea, students learn about different ways to raise capital and manage the finances of a fledgling business.
Students have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at some of the tech and biotech companies that were launched in the greater Boston area on field trips and may visit start-up company incubators in Boston and Cambridge. In the past, students have gone on field trips to tour Harvard University, MIT, Babson College, the Artisan’s Asylum and the Cambridge Innovation Center.
What I Did This Summer: Started A Company
By Brooke Jackson Glidden GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JUNE 10, 2016
“The prestigious Boston Leadership Institute’s STEM Entrepreneurship program offers a three week intensive [program] at Simmons College, introducing students to leaders around the city, with speakers from companies like Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Staples. Students come from around the world, and go on to colleges like MIT and Harvard.”
“These kids, you should see where they’re going. With a background like this, with credentials like this, they really could be the next Bill Gates,” says Jane Bybee, PhD, a founding partner at BLI.
Marco Masoni graduated Magna Cum Laude from NYU. He holds a JD from Georgetown Law, and an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Einztein, a micro-blogging platform used by middle school and high school students from 50 countries. Einztein was recognized in 2012 at SXSWedu as one of the six education innovators and by Fast Company as one of the 10 education startups to watch. He is Director of STEAM and Innovation for The Derryfield School.
Benji Moncivaiz graduated from MIT with a BS in Sustainable Structural Engineering. He later completed his Masters of International Business, Developmental Economics, and Innovation from the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. After completing his degrees, Benji returned to to MIT to work in the MIT D Lab, and he is now the founder of his own consulting firm.
‘Great program. Enjoyed every aspect of the teacher’s plan and craft. Enjoyed prototyping my own solutions. Enjoyed learning start-up framework.’
‘In this program we learned business techniques, how to make and perform a pitch, and how to create a startup. Mr. Masoni was an excellent teacher who taught me a lot about the business world.’
‘Marco was a great teacher! I learned so much about how to find opportunities and solve problems accordingly.’
‘The program was great. My teacher was very friendly and qualified. The classroom was great. I liked the independence and trust we were given.’
‘Marco taught our class and I couldn’t have been happier with anyone else. He taught our class so much and he mentored each one of us. I love the program and the class and Marco made it great.’
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