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Program type Summer
Food provided Yes
Gender F
Contact us Pcp@Barnard.Edu
Deadline June 2, 2017

Mission

Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!

Activities

What do Spanx, HP, Avon, Time, IBM, Gilt, Hanky Panky and Yahoo! have in common? Women founders and CEOs, that’s what!

New York City is the global capital for women entrepreneurs and, this summer, as a future entrepreneur, you can learn how to launch your very own startup. We'll help you develop an idea and turn it into a promising plan of action with hands-on teaching by some of the most successful leaders in the industry.

Courses for this program range from Developing a Business Idea to Getting Funded and include two site visits to start-ups in New York. Students will work in groups as they develop their own ventures, build public speaking skills, and ultimately pitch their ideas to mentors, staff, judges, and fellow students - resulting in an awards ceremony for Most Compelling Pitch and more. Instructors for these courses and workshops are start-up experts, having founded or led ventures of their own.

Eligibility

Admission Is Selective, And Is Based On Strong High School Records, Recommendations, And A Personal Statement. Applications From Students Whose Preparation May Vary Are Welcome, Especially If They Reveal Unusual Talents And Interests That Can Be Developed Further In This Program. Applicants Must Have Completed The Tenth Or Eleventh Grade Of High School By June 2018.