Learn How Entrepreneurs Identify and Solve Problems

It is said that entrepreneurs can see a need before people even have it on their radar. Entrepreneurship is also the story of success and failure. In this course, you will learn what goes into launching a business. You will identify your target customers, create a story for your product, write a business pitch, and practice leadership behaviors that can inspire a team, prove out ideas, and test your brand concept. If you want to know how to take an idea all the way through to an on-the-shelf product or service, this course is for you.

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Program Dates

Choose the course length that works for you: 1-week intensives, 2-week sessions, and 4-week sessions

Eligibility

For students ages 13 and up

Fees

$1495

Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur

Learn the History and Foundation of Entrepreneurship.

Explore questions such as: What is an entrepreneur? How do they find solutions to problems? How does an entrepreneur identify a need in the market?

Discover How to Gain Support for Your Business Through Networking.

How do entrepreneurs find business partners, financial backers, and customers? Explore networking techniques to build your support team and gain exposure for your business idea. Gain knowledge about the types of financing available to entrepreneurs and financing tools.

Explore Success, Failure, and Innovation.

Understand what it means to “fail forward.” When an idea doesn’t work, how does a business reinvent itself and find new ways to provide value? Learn how companies pivot and innovate to meet customer needs.

Discover the Different Types of Business Models.

Identify different types of businesses such as non-profit, for-profit, or b-corp. Learn the tools and vocabulary that will help you define and build your own business. Identify the key components of your business and fill out a Business Model Canvas.

Practice the Art of the Business Pitch.

Formulate a launch plan to get your business off the ground. Using insights gained from researching the market and the target customer, discuss why the world can’t live without your product or service.

Explore College Majors and Future Careers.

Topics covered in this course provide a good background for potential college majors and career paths related to entrepreneurial businesses—whether in consumer products, electronics, technology, or other types of entrepreneurial endeavors.

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain the foundational knowledge and explore the history of entrepreneurship.
  • Learn how to identify a need in the marketplace. 
  • Discover what it means to “fail forward” by adapting to market changes.
  • Develop a fluency in thinking and speaking about how businesses work.
  • Learn how to build partnerships and funding sources through networking.
  • Develop a timeline and plan to launch your business.
  • Determine if entrepreneurship is something you’d like to pursue in college and beyond.

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Three Learning Advantages Designed for You

Final Project – Becoming an Entrepreneur

The course culminates with a special Capstone project that shares your business idea and explains why the world can’t live without it. Your video presentation will address some the following questions:

  • What’s the story of your business?
  • What is your value proposition?
  • How will your business make money?
  • Who are your customers?

Mentoring

You’ll receive guidance from a mentor who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience. You can expect:

  • Encouragement and direction on all assignments.
  • Inspiration, motivation, and confidence to help you succeed.
  • Brainstorming and ideation help as you prepare for your final project.

Flexible Learning

  • 100% online learning that works with your schedule.
  • Flexible format: you’ll learn through video lectures. Tune in anytime that works for you.
  • 20 to 30 hours of total instruction and course work, including engaging multimedia, simulations, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support from mentors.

Apply Now for the Next Available Course

August 28 - September 4

Becoming an Entrepreneur: An Inside Look at Innovation

Length: 1 week

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, August 21, 2022

September 11 - October 9

Becoming an Entrepreneur: An Inside Look at Innovation

Length: 4 weeks

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 4, 2022

October 2 - October 30

Becoming an Entrepreneur: An Inside Look at Innovation

Length: 4 weeks

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 25, 2022

All course options have the same educational content, learning materials, and number of assignments. We are offering a condensed version of the course in order to accommodate students’ individual schedules.

What our Students are Saying

"This course was insightful, engaging, and organized. I would definitely recommend it to someone aspiring to be an entrepreneur because the different lesson videos and assignments evoked a sense of fun and professionalism. "

Kira, entrepreneurship student from N.J.

"I believe this course has helped me see what entrepreneurship is really about, and how businesses can have a positive impact on society and make a profit at the same time. I really liked this course and learned a lot from it!"

Nathalie, entrepreneurship student from Ecuador

Course Designed by Georgetown University Faculty

Dr. Patricia Grant | Entrepreneurship Course Instructor | Georgetown University

Dr. Patricia Grant

Senior Associate Dean, McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Program, Georgetown University

Dr. Grant works with students, faculty, and administrators to organize a comprehensive curricular and co-curricular experience for undergraduates. She specializes in diversity training, analytics, talent acquisition and retention, professional development, organizational development, strategic planning, and brand management.

Meet Your Mentors

Roemello | Georgetown Entrepreneurship Course Mentor

Roemello

Undergraduate student at Georgetown University majoring in Business Administration.

Layla | Georgetown Entrepreneurship Course Mentor

Layla

Undergraduate student at Georgetown University majoring in Business Administration.

Patrick | Georgetown Entrepreneurship Course Mentor

Patrick

Undergraduate student majoring in business management.

How to Apply

It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Our application asks you to provide the following:

  • Basic contact information for you and your parent or guardian.
  • Why you wish to take this course, and a bit of your story, through writing, video, photos—any media you prefer.

Begin the guided process. It should take only a few minutes to answer the questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Scholarships

We offer need-based scholarships in each cohort to students exhibiting high potential and an inability to pay full tuition. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:

The University reserves the right to modify the course as may become necessary.