Sunday, June 26 - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Applications for the 2017 Entrepreneurs-in-Training program will become available in January!


Entrepreneurs envision the future. And you can be a part of it.

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 daily. Evening hours can be used to attend a variety of activities provided by the Summer Pre-College Program.

2016 Course Schedule 

(subject to change)

Sunday, June 26:

  • Welcome, NYC orientation and introduction to the program and program leaders

Monday, June 27:

  • Improv Workshop and Developing a Business Idea (Michaela Murphy, Allison Goldberg, and Jen Jamula)

Tuesday, June 28

Wednesday, June 29:

  • Hanky Panky Showroom Tour
  • Product Development & Design

Thursday, June 30:

  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Business Naming

The class with Elizabeth Talerman on Marketing was my favorite because  I could really sense her passion in what she does." - 2013 student

Friday, July 1:

  • Getting Funded
  • Financial Fluency for Startups
  • Site Visit!

Saturday, July 2:

  • Business Naming
  • Implementing the Roadmap
  • Business Planning

Sunday, July 3:

  • Negotiation
  • Site Visit!

Monday, July 4:

  • Free day!

Tuesday, July 5:

  • Pitch Rehearsal day with Moth Storyteller (Allison Goldberg, Jen Jamula, and Michaela Murphy)

Wednesday, July 6:

"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 7:

  • Move out day

"I don't want to leave! Every day got better and better." -2013 Participant