Summer Programs for High School Students

Entrepreneurship Institute

XSPP-106 Entrepreneurship Institute

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Course Details

The Entrepreneurship Institute is offered on the following dates:

June 25 - July 1, 2017


Explore the advantages and challenges of managing your own enterprise in a program focused on ethical entrepreneurship and the business operations of both private and non-profit sectors. Lectures given by guest speakers including faculty members from Georgetown’s prestigious McDonough School of Business as well as local entrepreneurs discussing social responsibility, personal development and risk management. Students will build and improve their public speaking and communications skills through practical experiences that include developing business plans, networking and team-building exercises. Visits to area corporations and start-ups provide opportunities to see firsthand what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

Core Topics Covered*

  • Personal development

  • Teamwork

  • Corporate social responsibility

  • Communication skills

  • Risk management

  • Research

  • Public speaking skills

  • Start ups


Hands-on Experience*

  • Listen to guest speakers, including Georgetown faculty and entrepreneurs

  • Develop a business plan and presentation

  • Participate in interactive discussions on business-related topics

  • Engage in exercises to improve your team-building and project management skills

  • Visit area corporations and startups


Sample Day*


7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast


9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Guest Speaker: Georgetown Professor of Business The Essence of Entrepreneurship


10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break


10:45 - 12:15 p.m. Finance and Funding Workshop


12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch


1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Guest Speaker: Director of Innovation Mars Corporation


2:15 - 5:30 p.m. Visit Marriott Corporate Headquarters


5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner


7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Capstone Project: Innovative models for global solutions


9:00 - 10:30 p.m. Optional Residential Living Activities

Students are typically engaged in academic programming from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with free time and optional residential living activities until curfew. Students arrive and check-in on Sunday and depart on Saturday.  

*Core topics, hands-on experience and sample day are subject to change.

Students interested in this program may also enjoy:

Law Institute

Leadership Institute

Business & Leadership Immersion


XSPP-106 - 01 Entrepreneurship Institute    
2017 - Summer 2017 Non-Credit   Status:  Future Offering (Opens 01 Nov 2016)
Course Tuition:
Tuition non-credit    XSPP-106 - 01 2795.00
Tuition + International Health Insurance Fee non-credit    XSPP-106 - 01 2842.00
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   Various
Section Notes:  

Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

All admitted summer high school students must complete and submit campus life forms for program participation. Please visit to upload each completed form using our secure file upload server powered by Box. We recommend that you complete and upload these forms as soon as possible.  Students who have not completed and uploaded their forms will not be permitted to attend any aspect of their program.



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