Entrepreneurship - Powered by Harvard Business Publishing (Middle School Edition)
- Price: Starting at $999 USD
- Age: 11 - 14
- Skill Level: Beginner–Intermediate
Your path to true entrepreneurial success starts here.
Your path to true entrepreneurial success starts here and it can start in middle school!
It's not easy to run a business, but with content from Harvard Business Publishing and guidance from the pros at iD Tech, you’ll build the skills needed to start your own company or help fellow entrepreneurs bring their visions to life. Diving into simulations and case studies, you’ll learn from the successes and stumbles of industry giants, discovering what it takes to launch and maintain a successful business. Before you know it, you'll be making your own luck, pivoting, evolving, and starting again, all on the path to true entrepreneurial success.
Scholarships are available based on financial need.
In this course you will:
- Understand key concepts of entrepreneurship and business
- Learn how major companies like Uber, Etsy, and Airbnb got started, then get in the driver’s seat and see how to run your own simulated food truck
- Practice pitching products, negotiating, and planning
- Create a brand style, logo, and product mockups
- Begin building a project portfolio for the future, including business concepts and a final brand presentation
Begin by covering fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship and startup basics. As you participate in simulations and review case studies, you'll discuss brand identity, financing and the world of crowdculture, and delve into what drives your own entrepreneurial ambitions.
With an introduction to entrepreneurship and several eye-opening case studies under your belt, you'll focus on building your own independent brand. What makes you tick, and why should people align with your products? Whether it's philosophical or based on direct impact and the addressing of needs, you'll develop product ideas that resonate with consumers.
Close out this certification course with a solid foundation in entrepreneurship and a series of resume-caliber projects and business ideas that showcase your innovative spirit—the perfect way to stand out when applying to colleges!
Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn an official certificate granted by iD Tech, the exclusive K-12 education partner of Harvard Business Publishing Education. This course is graded as a pass or fail; students must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.
A certificate recognizing your skills and success
Access to cutting-edge case studies and simulations from Harvard Business Publishing
Instructors recruited from top universities like Caltech and NYU
Designated office hours for additional help and advice (small-group format only)
Portfolio of project work to share with colleges or potential employers
Guidance on how to reflect on your iD Tech experience for college applications
Course Format Options
Ideal for learners who thrive in a high-energy, team-oriented environment! Your teen will collaborate with peers to navigate real-world simulations and challenges. Fall sessions meet for two hours each week for 10 weeks. Office hours are included for additional help and personalized guidance.
Ideal for learners who thrive in a focused, 1-on-1 setting, need flexible scheduling, or both! Your teen will dive into real-world simulations and unlock new skills at their own pace, led by an experienced mentor who is dedicated to their success. These 12, one-hour lessons feature customized curriculum and are available to be scheduled 24/7.
What Parents Are Asking
Two-thirds of startups don’t succeed (Harvard Business Review). If your child dreams of launching their own company, they need a solid foundation in planning, negotiating, pitching, branding, and more. With content from Harvard Business Publishing, they will learn valuable skills to propel them forward in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship.
Designed for college-bound business and leadership students interested in management, launching companies, or leading nonprofits, this course offers a resume-boosting certificate that can help your child stand out to admissions officers.
This course is designed for students of all skill levels. With content exclusively from Harvard Business Publishing Education, your child will unlock many secrets and lessons learned from case studies with Disney, LEGO, TOMS, and more, as well as fun simulations that explore entrepreneurial topics, including what it’s like to run your own food truck!
In order for your child to participate, they will need a Mac or Windows computer, webcam, and stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Curriculum will be delivered through Canvas.
After successful completion of the course, your child’s verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the course. All certificate images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of iD Tech and Harvard Business Publishing.
This course is taught by live iD Tech instructors and features content exclusively from Harvard Business Publishing. Students will learn the same case studies and simulations taught to business undergrads, MBAs, and business leaders.