Experiential Entrepreneurship  

Boston Campus Program—July 7-19 or July 21- August 2, 2024

Entrepreneurs aren’t just born.

Experiential Entrepreneurship is a summer program designed for future entrepreneurs who want to change the world with their ideas. In this program, students learn to be an entrepreneur by being an entrepreneur. They will form teams and build a startup from an idea to a pitch in front of a panel of entrepreneurs. Along the way, they will have access to industry professionals who will provide guidance on topics such as finding and growing an audience, business planning, product development, negotiation, pitch presentations, and more. This opportunity to go from an idea to a pitch for high school students is a one of a kind experience. 

An inside look at Experiential Entrepreneurship  

Learning Outcomes

Entrepreneurial Mindset  

Learn to think and do like an entrepreneur by practicing skills like empathy, identifying your passions, and failing and trying again.  

Explore Creativity and Innovation 

Students will learn how to view the customer engagement experience from the perspective of their target market in order to build a strong brand. Activities will develop the key abilities of critical thinking and creative thinking as students create a go-to-market strategy for a venture regardless of whether that venture’s setting is a high growth start-up, a social enterprise, or a larger well-established company. 

Interpersonal Skills 

Learn and practice communicating your ideas with confidence. 

Team Development 

Learn and build skills in understanding different points of view, negotiation, and conflict resolution. 

Systems Thinking 

Learn and use systems thinking skills to identify relationships, impact of change (positive and negative), and feedback loops. 

Sample Schedule

For an in-depth look at your day to day activities during the two-week Experiential Entrepreneurship program, click the link below to download our full sample schedule.

This is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.

Attending the Accelerate Pre-College program was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. In the Experiential Entrepreneurship program, I was able to learn about converting an idea into a business, learn first-hand from successful student entrepreneurs, and build connections with an amazing group of professors. I would definitely recommend this program for any student who wants to start working toward their future, create long-lasting relationships, and enjoy the beautiful Boston campus.

Mariana HB.

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Program Tuition

The program tuition is $6,695. This includes: program tuition, course materials, housing, meals, and social activities. We strive to make our programs financially accessible. All admitted students will be considered for need-based aid, and our financial aid awards are typically in the form of scholarships or program discounts.

About Northeastern

Northeastern is a top ranking experiential research university that prides itself on academic rigor, a diverse and talented population of students and faculty, and a powerful learning model that combines the classroom experience with hands-on work experience.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at 617.373.2200 or precollegeprograms@northeastern.edu