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Summer Pre-College: Entrepreneurship

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Summer Pre-College: Entrepreneurial Immersion and Innovation

In-Person Session II: July 9 - 22, 2023

What do Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk have in common? Starting with just an idea, each of them created a new business that changed the world. If you are interested in changing the world, then Entrepreneurial Immersion and Innovation is the course for you. 

Students will engage in the actual processes that entrepreneurs use to create, test, and develop ideas before creating the plan that will attract investors. Students will also have the experience of pitching others to participate in the new venture vision they develop during this program.

Based on the Google Ventures Design Sprint method, participants will learn:

  • Innovation-on-Demand Idea Creation
  • Rapid Prototyping and Testing
  • Successful Investor Pitching Techniques

If you are interested in Entrepreneurship, this is a fantastic opportunity to earn college credits from Marist's AACSB-accredited* School of Management. The Princeton Review has also ranked Marist as having one of the nation's "Best 237 Business Schools".


Welcome to Marist

Marist College is a highly selective and comprehensive institution noted for its leadership in combining a liberal arts foundation with a professional education. When prospective students visit Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the personal attention and expertise of our faculty, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop career-ready skills, make lifelong friends, and graduate as the next generation of leaders ready to tackle a rapidly evolving world.

Program goals:

  • Learn what it means to be an entrepreneur.
  • Recognize and evaluate business opportunities.
  • Create a startup business plan.
  • Assemble the right team to initiate a successful startup.
  • Finance the new venture.
  • Choose an effective growth strategy.
  • Strategies for harvesting the new venture.

No matter where or what you plan to study, the skills of entrepreneurial thinking taught in this course will make your educational journey more of an adventure.

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores and juniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Summer Pre-College Entrepreneurship Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course Introduction to Entrepreneurship.

Program Cost

Please see below for the 2023 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.