Summer Entrepreneurship Program for High School Students

Develop your entrepreneurial skillset and mindset this summer at Suffolk University.

Join us at our campus in downtown Boston for an invaluable summer experience where you’ll explore the world of entrepreneurship—and discover what college is all about.

Becoming Entrepreneurial: Toolkits, Mindset and Thought Processes

Developed for rising high school seniors, you’ll learn how entrepreneurs launch new ventures and create value for existing organizations of all sizes.

This immersive three-week program provides hands-on experience in class, through team projects, and across visits with Boston’s top entrepreneurial organizations. You’ll meet real-world business-execs and successful entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and perspectives with you. And this experience will culminate in an exciting event where you’ll present your own new concept.

Students will also gain firsthand experience into what it’s like to study at Suffolk, have access to campus resources—like our Center for Career Equity, Development & Success—and learn how to successfully navigate the college application process. And this course is worth three Suffolk credits!

This program is offered at no cost to participating students. Lunch will be provided daily, and students will receive a local subway/bus pass to cover your commute to and from campus and field trips (commuter rail passes and/or parking costs are not included).

Rising juniors may be considered on a space-available basis and are welcome to apply.

Please note: this is not an overnight/residential program and is meant for students from the metro-Boston area (housing is not provided). In addition, it will take place in-person and will not be offered virtually.

Program Dates: July 8-25, 2024 

Week 1
Monday-Thursday, July 8-11, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday, July 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Week 2
Monday-Thursday, July 15-18, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Week 3
Monday-Wednesday, July 22-24, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Becoming Entrepreneurial Sample Day Schedule  

Time Events
9 -10 a.m. Lecture/Discussion
Pitching your new idea to investors
10-11 a.m.  Guest Speaker
Spencer Lake, Partner at Element Ventures
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  In-class Activity
How to create a crowdfunding campaign
12 - 1 p.m. Working Lunch
Admissions Workshop: What you need to know about financial aid 

Applications for the Summer of 2024 Are Now Closed

Applications for the summer sports management program are now closed. If you are interested in next year, for the summer of 2025, applications generally open in January.