Summer Scholars Entrepreneurship Camp

Training the next generation of entrepreneurs

Starting from zero, learn the basics of entrepreneurship in 2 weeks

In partnership with the UM Summer Scholars Program, we’re teaching teens to become the future startup champions our community needs.

In partnership with the UM Summer Scholars program, the Launch Pad is bringing you the  Business Academy – An Entrepreneurship Crash Course designed to expose students to the world of entrepreneurship, understand the fundamentals of business, and explore the ideas around startups.

Students will learn the core concepts of design thinking, problem identification, innovation, customer development and best practices for problem solving. Guided by in-house and community experts, students will engage in project-based, experiential learning.

Students will also be trained on project management and exposed to cutting-edge digital tools to help students organize their ventures, prototype solutions and market their ideas. Students will be able to walk away with a skillset and mindset that will benefit their critical thinking in any professional area or career.

Students will interact with Launch Pad staff, venture consultants, alumni and guest experts. At the end of two weeks, students are presented with a University of Miami Academy Certificate. 

What we will be covering:

  • Business Models
  • Lean Startup
  • Lean Canvas/business model canvas
  • Idea validation & feasibility
  • How to find a product idea
  • Business plans
  • Design Thinking
  • Pitch guidance
  • General business strategy