It finally seems that summer has arrived. For highschool students who procrastinated on locking down summer plans, whether it be classes, internships, jobs, or just taking a break, we’re here to offer some help. Boston is one of the greatest cities for budding entrepreneurs and there’s no better time than now to start learning about what it means to be your own boss. Thanks to BostInno, here are some of the best summer entrepreneur programs for Boston’s youth.
Berklee-Brown Creative Entrepreneurship Program ($5,750 tuition + $50 registration)
This program runs from July 16-18, with students living on Brown’s campus as well as Berklee’s campus. With teaching creativity and social entrepreneurship as its core objective, this program is perfect for the teen interested in music, dance, and theater.
MIT Launch Summer ($6,095)
This program offers two sessions, one that runs from June 12-July 8 and another that runs from July 11- August 10. The program is dedicated to helping students launch an actual business. Students live on MIT’s campus and are supported through the process. Unfortunately, applications for this year have closed, but start thinking ahead for next summer.
Harvard Summer Business Academy ($795, housing not included)
The first week is scheduled for June 19-23 with the other weeks TBA. This program is designed to teach students about how to be a leader, how to interview, and how to write a business plan.
Experiential Entrepreneurship (E2) at Northeastern University ($5,495 for housing included, $3,995 for no housing)
This program runs from July 17-August 11 and is designed to teach teens the ins and outs of starting and running a business. There are four different paths that students can take depending on their interests. These are: Technology Startups, Social Entrepreneurship, and Consumer Products and Services.