BRONC Tank Entrepreneurial Academy

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BRONC Tank Academy: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

July 28-August 3, 2019

Registration for this program is now CLOSED.

This Pre-College experience provides rising high school juniors and seniors with an introduction to the concept of entrepreneurship and a university level Entrepreneurship Studies (ES) program. Students will explore the opportunities and challenges faced by individuals starting up new ventures and the probable paths of career development for students pursuing entrepreneurship. Young entrepreneurs explore the start-up process, understand the genesis of business concepts, devise marketing strategies, identify sources of customers and anticipate potential challenges and solutions.
During this program, students will brainstorm ideas and concepts, explore business models, research innovative business concepts, experience prototyping, and participate in discussions of case studies concerning known businesses. Students will develop business concepts for products that are new to the world (never existed) or an improvement to an existing product (N+1). The program closes with team presentations.

Program Highlights

  • Learn how successful entrepreneurs recognize opportunities others haven’t noticed.
  • Get your creative juices flowing with activities that will enhance your knowledge and inspire your creativity.
  • Develop your “Maker’s mindset” by using Rider’s 3-D printers to learn how to develop prototypes.
  • Gain knowledge on how to decide if a business opportunity has the potential for success (pivot or perservere).
  • Start on your journey to developing your own business idea. You’ll have the opportunity for to pitch and receive feedback from a “Shark Tank” like panel of judges

Tuition: (includes Room and Board)

Rider University's pre-college enrichment programs are structured to introduce students to a full college campus experience. From rigorous coursework, access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to on-campus housing and activities, students will explore college life at Rider University. Enrichment programs are non-credit bearing, however regular attendance and completed assignments are expected. Students are evaluated by the same academic standards and procedures as Rider University undergraduates. 


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