What do Spanx, HP, Avon, Time, IBM, Gilt, Hanky Panky and Yahoo! have in common? Women founders and CEOs, that’s what!
New York City is the global capital for women entrepreneurs and, this summer, as a future entrepreneur, you can learn how to launch your very own startup. We'll help you develop an idea and turn it into a promising plan of action with hands-on teaching by some of the most successful leaders in the industry.
Courses for this program range from Developing a Business Idea to Getting Funded and include three site visits to start-ups in New York. Students will work in groups as they develop their own ventures, build public speaking skills, and ultimately pitch their ideas to mentors, staff, judges, and fellow students - resulting in an awards ceremony for Most Compelling Pitch and more. Instructors for these courses and workshops are start-up experts, having founded or led ventures of their own.
Students will attend class, workshops, or site visits from 9 am - 5:30/6 pm Monday through Wednesday of the following week. Evening hours can be used to attend a variety of activities provided by the Summer Pre-College Program.
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The class with Elizabeth Talerman on Marketing was my favorite because I could really sense her passion in what she does." - 2013 student
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"At first I couldn't imagine myself pitching and was kind of hesitant about how I could succeed. But by the end I had a sense of 'I can do this!' -2013 Participant
Thursday, July 17:
"I don't want to leave! Every day got better and better." -2013 Participant
One 10-Day Session for Residential Students Only
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - Wednesday, July 1, 2015
For a breakdown of program dates, click here
Rising high school junior and senior girls
Residential Only: $4,600
2015 applications will be available by February 1st
"Although I knew my summer at Barnard would be an amazing experience, I never realized what an impact it would have on my life and how it would impact my confidence, me as a student, and my interest in business." - 2013 Participant
"To be honest I really want it to never end! I don't want it to end because I actually created something I am so proud of! Thank you!" -2013 Participant