From July 10 through 21, the Rady School of Management is offering a two-week course designed for aspiring high school entrepreneurs. From developing new business ideas, learning marketing, research, and leadership skills to entrepreneurial strategy and pitching, this course follows the Rady School’s successful approach to commercializing innovation.
We will collaborate with the Qualcomm Institute, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to inspire students’ business ideas with cool multidisciplinary work such as drones, cyber archaeology, robots, STEM, DNA simulations, big data, bioluminescence and more.
Students will also play an online entrepreneur simulation where they will be divided into teams to evaluate financing options at startup, and make staffing, marketing and inventory management decisions for twelve simulated quarters. Each team competes against the other teams in class, growing sales and managing operations to maximize profits.
Throughout these two weeks, we will lend special focus to cutting-edge research at UC San Diego with an eye to bringing new product ideas to market most efficiently. The last day culminates with student pitches to CEOs, educators and entrepreneurs. In addition to the experience, participants will earn six units of college prep credit.
Space is limited to 40 students. For more information, visit the program website.
About Launchpad at the Rady School
Our brand new Launchpad Center, co-sponsored by the Rady School of Management’s Center for Executive Development and the California Institute for Innovation and Development, aims to introduce high school students to entrepreneurial thinking by utilizing the resources of the Rady School of Management and UC San Diego. This program builds bridges between teens, CEOs, city officials, educators, entrepreneurs and UC San Diego. Through this initiative, high school students will be inspired to embrace innovative thinking and benefit our larger community by creating enduring business ideas, connections and increasing social mobility.