The Entrepreneurship Academy is offered on the following dates:
Explore the advantages and challenges of managing your own enterprise in a program focused on ethical entrepreneurship and the business operations of both private and non-profit sectors. Lectures given by guest speakers including faculty members from Georgetown’s prestigious McDonough School of Business as well as local entrepreneurs discussing social responsibility, personal development and risk management. Students will build and improve their public speaking and communications skills through practical experiences that include developing business plans, networking and team-building exercises. Visits to area corporations and start-ups provide opportunities to see firsthand what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.
Core Topics Covered*
Corporate social responsibility
Public speaking skills
Listen to guest speakers, including Georgetown faculty and entrepreneurs
Develop a business plan and presentation
Participate in interactive discussions on business-related topics
Engage in exercises to improve your team-building and project management skills
Visit area corporations and startups
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Guest Speaker: Georgetown Professor of Business The Essence of Entrepreneurship
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Finance and Funding Workshop
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Guest Speaker: Director of Innovation Mars Corporation
2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Visit Marriott Corporate Headquarters
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Capstone Project: Innovative models for global solutions
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Student Activity Programing
Students are typically engaged in academic programming from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with free time and optional student activity programing until curfew. Students arrive and check-in on Sunday and depart on Saturday.
*Core topics, hands-on experience and sample day are subject to change.