Ready to Entrepreneur, Young Students Spend Summer with Babson

Babson College has set out to galvanize budding entrepreneurs around the world through its new summer programs

This is a time filled with opportunity.

Babson College President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD recently said it himself at a community forum for incoming and returning students.

“We are a living case of entrepreneurial leadership,” he said, describing this moment as a training regimen and one that will offer a competitive advantage. “Entrepreneurial skills are an essential component of a leader’s role in any organization.”

And, at Babson, these skills are taught, not just to its current College students, but also to middle and high school students ready to get a head start during the summer months.

This year, Babson’s many centers and institutes have expanded their summer offerings given the unexpected, yet very accessible virtual environment. And, students from around the world are being invited to learn, experience, collaborate, and take on real entrepreneurial challenges.

A number of virtual Babson Summer Programs remain open. Register today!

Putting an Idea on Paper

The Weissman Foundry will be offering a sustainability-focused program for middle school-aged students from August 3–7 that will help move ideas into action.

In this team environment, students will rapidly design, build, test, and rebuild a prototype. They’ll also receive advice from industry experts who will guide them in overcoming challenges.

Bringing Families, and Entrepreneurship, Together

Entrepreneurial families have the chance to learn simultaneously through the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship’s Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier Program.

The four-week program will offer insight into each other’s strengths and capabilities, spark new ideas, and will close with an opportunity to create a shared vision.

“Entrepreneurial skills are an essential component of a leader’s role in any organization.”
Babson College President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD

To be held July 7–30, up to four family members at least 14 years of age are invited to participate.

Money Management in a New Environment

In this fluctuating economy, proper money management is necessary.

In How to Manage Your Money in College and Beyond, hosted by the Babson Financial Literacy Project from July 29 to August 12, students 18 and older will explore real-world financial situations to hone problem-solving skills and build lifelong strategies.

Cultivating Women’s Entrepreneurship

High school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to develop foundational leadership strengths and build a plan to reach their goals at the Babson Women’s Leadership Academy, offered by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL).

Students will meet two days a week from July 13 to August 4 and will walk away with a new understanding of their unique strengths, a greater knowledge of how gender can influence team dynamics, and an expanded network of experts, friends, and role models.

The Resources You Need to Build Your Business

At The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship’s Summer Catalyst program, current Babson students are provided with resources, tools, and expert connections to accelerate their businesses.

Similar to the Summer Venture Program, the virtual course includes elements such as the Hot Seat, office hours, and dedicated advisors.

A Generation That Will Solve the World’s Challenges

Entrepreneurial leaders know how to overcome challenges in any role and organization. High school juniors and seniors will learn and bolster those skills at the 10th-annual Babson Summer Study, developed by The Lewis Institute.

In the monthlong program, students are immersed in our unique Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® methodology where they’ll learn how to turn ideas into action to create social value.

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