- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Brazil, China, United States
- Program Delivery: Online
- Program Length: Academic Year
- Start Month: September
- Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
- Selective: No
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
The Avenues Mastery Year is an intensive, year-long gap year program designed to accelerate the development of future inventors and entrepreneurs, the program culminates in an original invention, a pitch deck plus business plan, and a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The Avenues Mastery Year participants immerse themselves in the history and future of innovation studies while simultaneously gaining essential implementation skills in invention and entrepreneurship.
Two tracks are offered: Making and Design and Future Sustainability
We’re looking for a select group of bold, creative thinkers and doers to create a community where each individual can speak their mind, contribute their talents, and take charge of their learning. All international applicants may apply.
You will need to be:
-Self-driven, persistent, and curious courageous, a problem-solver, creative, and a team-player
-Responsible and sensitive to others
-Patient, adaptive, mature, good-willed, and comfortable with uncertainty
You will also need to have a reliable internet connection at home
Program Learning Outcomes:
-Develop an original invention and apply for a patent
-Reverse engineer and hack a range of inventions in electrical and sustainable engineering
-Explain the common challenges that inventors face when bringing a new idea into the world.
-Develop informed stances on complex issues at the intersection of humanity and technology including privacy, human responsibility, and unintended consequences.
We are accepting applications from students aged 17 and above. Admissions is selective and spots are limited. Synchronous sessions of seminars and invention project workshops will take place Monday to Thursday for two hours in the morning or afternoon Eastern Time. Fridays will be reserved for office hours, independent project work, and special events.