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Posted on Jan 27, 2019

Launchpad Center for Accelerating Success

Startup Summer School at UCSD ($1,150)

Jul 8, 2019 – Jul 19, 2019
Curious about entrepreneurship, but not sure where to start? This two-week course is designed for aspiring high school entrepreneurs who want to explore this path. From developing new business ideas, learning marketing, research, and leadership skills to entrepreneurial strategy and pitching, this course follows UC San Diego's Rady School of Management's successful approach to commercializing innovation.

We'll visit UCSD’s Basement, Qualcomm Institute, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and the Birch Aquarium to inspire students’ business ideas with cool multidisciplinary work such as drones, cyber archaeology, robots, STEM, DNA simulations, big data, bioluminescence, etc. In addition, we’ll visit companies close to campus who further our life science ecosystem. The last day culminates with student pitches to CEOs, educators, and entrepreneurs

Students will also play an online entrepreneur simulation, in which they are divided into teams to evaluate financing options at startup, and make staffing, marketing, and inventory management decisions for twelve simulated quarters; each team competes against the other teams in class, growing sales and managing operations to maximize profits.

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We'll charge $1,150 for the 2-week program. That includes materials, instruction, tours, an online entrepreneur simulation, a certificate of participation, and lunch each day. Maximum 25 participants.

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