Introduction to Entrepreneurship
July 5 - 11, 2020
UPDATE: Based on ongoing state and federal recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Rider University announced that all Summer courses would move to remote or alternative instruction. Due to the on-campus resources, equipment, and/or minimum software requirements for this program, we are unable to offer this course remotely. We very much hope to see you next year.
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.
Virtual Program details coming soon!
- 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 persevere).
- 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
Virtual Program Tuition
$495 (include $50 application fee)