Our two semester program taps into the potential of ambitious high school and college students, supporting them through the process of launching their very own startup. Read on to learn more.
About The Program
The first semester of the course will focus on identifying and strengthening the entrepreneurial spirit while providing the structure and tools to start turning ideas into tangible, comprehensive plans. Targeted topics will be reinforced with the use of guest speakers, workshops, panel discussions, presentations, assignments and other interactive methods. The purpose of this semester is to not only teach business planning, but to get students understanding and applying these concepts to real-life examples accessible to them personally. This is the “I Can Do It” phase that will energize and equip students as they enter their Winter break, where they will begin laying out their own business plan.
Students will return for semester two having identified the business they would like to launch and started their business plan. Classes will become increasingly hands on as they begin to execute the steps of their plan and actually build their business alongside each other and under the mentorship of instructors.This environment will foster growth and confidence as students take their first steps out into the world of business. Real life resources will be introduced and made available throughout the semester, providing increased accessibility and approachability to professionals needed. As some students inevitably encounter their first failures or roadblocks, they will be in the ideal environment to reinforce what is perhaps the most important aspect of being an entrepreneur: the consistent decision to push forward. This is the “I Am Doing It!” phase that will provide the momentum and confidence needed to exit the course and enter the world of business ownership.
Build Your Company From Idea to Execution
Work on a co-founder team of like-minded peers, stretching yourself beyond your limits throughout the entrepreneurial process to launch a real startup.
Semester Two Dates
Students Launch Their Companies
What Our Founders Say About Our Entrepreneurship Program
The sooner one is able to develop the confidence to start a business, the more opportunities they will have before entering the business world. The Jersey Shore Startup Schools mission is to do just that. To instill confidence in young high schoolers and college kids on what it takes to start their own business.
The education structure and content is sorely lacking in the USA. This is not to blame teachers but a cultural shift that gives everybody a participation award and not teaching the kids that it’s OK to lose – just as long as you’re not defeated.