Start-Up Innovation Academy

Our two-week foundational program and immersive experience
Program Highlights

Held on the campuses of the most prestigious universities which have the strongest entrepreneurial culture and business communities, this is where we begin to ignite our students’ entrepreneurial spirits, build their creative confidence, and identify their unique talents, skills, and interests. We invest time in your child to provide them with relevant training to 21st Century business and life. Then, they apply these tools to gain opportunities to innovate in their personal lives and professional careers through a series of real-life competitions and design projects with prestigious companies. This allows the participants to continue to build self-confidence by beginning to build their personal brand as they move through each competition or experience. The two competitions are “The Dream Team” and “The Candidate” For holistic entrepreneurial development of each child, students attend several labs during the day: Start UP Lab, Design Lab, Empire State of Mind and Brand University to name a few.

Week One

  • Students develop creative solutions to real-life problems
  • Our teachers show students how to use lean startup tools and the Business Model Canvas to create a scalable business model
  • Students meet with successful entrepreneurs and business leaders to hear about their experiences becoming CEOs of their own lives
  • We visit local startups to see innovation first-hand

Week Two

  • Students create personal business cards, a website, and an active social media presence
  • Students develop project management execution plans to start developing ideas
  • CEOs and business professionals share how they used their own skills and talents to become “intrapreneurs” and take control of their own lives

Start Up Innovation Academy ends with the participants having an opportunity to pitch their design projects to business leaders from innovative companies or pitch their business ideas to leaders in the entrepreneurial and start up community. Upon completion, participants will receive our P.I.E. Certificaton which qualifies them for our year-round IncYOUbator program.

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