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STEM Entrepreneurship

Three-Week Summer Business Program 2024

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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.

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.

This program focuses on creating a start-up company and building a broader understanding and skillset in areas such as presentation training and industry and business analysis. Our instructor will introduce the Sunflower Model to detail the stages of building a start-up company using a core, petal, and stem analogy.

Summer 2024 Dates:

July 1-19, 2024  | Olin/Wellesley, MA

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Research & Business Plan Development

Students generate innovative product ideas, explore viable opportunities and markets, and learn to build a sales pitch deck and business plan. They will also learn how to analyze an industry and company using SWOT and Porters Five Forces, learn different methodologies to value private and public companies, analyze real-life entrepreneurial stories, train using Toastmasters techniques, and present their start-up ideas in a Shark Tank format. 

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Note: This page represents our best expectations for the program we will deliver, but is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available.


What I Did This Summer: Started A Company

By Brooke Jackson­ Glidden GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JUNE 10, 2016

In 2016, The Boston Globe featured us in an article. Check out the article here.

“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.

Instructor: Barry Horwitz

Barry Horwitz earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College. He established Horwitz and Company in 1995, a management consulting firm that specializes in helping clients grow in a strategic and sustainable way. As a co-founder and COO of a venture-backed Internet startup, he raised more than $12 million in venture capital and led the company’s expansion for three years. A sought after speaker and moderator, Horwitz teaches MBA courses in strategy and entrepreneurship at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.

Instructor: Olivier Aries

Olivier Aries earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. As a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Thrive Collective, he serves as a trusted advisor to some of the world’s most successful talent optimization firms and consultants and to the most progressive leaders of corporations and nonprofits. With over 25 years of experience in strategy, management consulting, and change management, he helps organizations build new services and businesses and create positive cultures that embrace change and free everyone’s creativity and innovation skills. He also advises on several early-stage ventures in the Boston area.

Student Comments

‘The program was awesome. I learned a lot about entrepreneurship and business, and became a great reference for a potential major for college. Mr. Morgan was absolutely impeccable. Without him, I wouldn’t have this much depth about the class.’

‘The program was great. My teacher was very friendly and qualified. The classroom was great. I liked the independence and trust we were given.’

‘This was a very informative program about stem entrepreneurship. Not only that it was a fun team building experience. We also learned a ton about presentation skills.’

‘I learned a lot about the program and thought our teacher was really good. I thought the program was very interactive. It was fun and challenging at the same time.’

‘Best teacher ever, would like to attend his class again, rigorous, enjoyable.’

Note: The page represents our best expectations for the program we will deliver, but is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available. 

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