UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Entrepreneurship – Becoming a Game-Changer

    UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Entrepreneurship – Becoming a Game-Changer


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July, August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
    • Sub-Categories: Business, College Experience, Entrepreneurship
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    Learn about pre-college opportunities Summer Session 2021. Our online pre-college programs are designed to give you a preview of the UMass student experience, including college-level academics and being part of a learning community of high school students from all across the U.S. and the world.


    This hands-on course will guide students to see that entrepreneurship is everywhere and for everyone. Students will be given frameworks to think about creating something new that solves a problem in the world, such as a product, a business, a nonprofit, or any new kind of organization.

    Working in teams, students will then begin implementing their ideas. We will cover all stages of the entrepreneurial process, from gathering intel in the “real world” to pitching ideas and working with mentors to finding sources of funding. You will learn about local resources that are available to develop your enterprise, including the UMass 3D printing lab, as well as local incubators and accelerators such as Valley Venture Mentors and TechSpring in Springfield, MA.

    Graduation from this course will be a demonstration of each team's solution to fellow summer program students and UMass Entrepreneurship mentors.

    Live Online Meetings every Monday - Thursday, 11:00am - 1:00pm (EDT)

    Cost and Session Information

    Dates: July 26 - August 6, 2021 Two-Week Intensives: $1,697 Application fee $35 – All Applicants Program fees include tuition, a technology fee, and a one-time registration fee. Certain programs have an additional materials fee to cover the cost of necessary tools and supplies (included in total). These come pre-packaged through the host departments.

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