Build Your Business: Think It, Make It, Sell It Powered by Harvard Business Publishing

    Build Your Business: Think It, Make It, Sell It Powered by Harvard Business Publishing


    • Listing Type: After-School Enrichment
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Session Start: March
    • Session Length: Other
    • Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
    • Sub-Categories: Business, Design, Entrepreneurship
    • Minimum Cost: > $1,000
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    About This Online Course

    iD Tech is the exclusive K-12 partner of Harvard Business Publishing Education.

    It's not easy to run a business, but with content from Harvard Business Publishing and guidance from the STEM pros at iD Tech, you’ll build the skills needed to put your best foot forward. Dive into simulations and case studies, and discover what it takes to launch a business that's one-in-a-million—or even one-of-a-kind! When it comes to getting your startup started and your business in business, learning from the successes (and stumbles) of the best is vital. Before you know it, you'll be making your own luck, pivoting, evolving, and starting again, all on the path to true entrepreneurial success.

    Topics Covered
    • Understand key entrepreneurial and business concepts
    • Build a brand style, logo, and product mockups
    • Explore simulations and case studies from Harvard Business Publishing
    • Develop a portfolio to share with potential universities or employers
    • Practice pitching products, negotiating, and planning
    Your path to true entrepreneurial success starts here.

    Two-thirds of startups fail. Don’t let your dream become a statistic. With simulations and case studies, we’ll show you the way to go…and NOT go!

    Earn Certification

    Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn an official certificate granted by iD Tech, the exclusive K-12 education partner of Harvard Business Publishing Education. This program is graded as a pass or fail; students must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

    • Certificate recognizing your skills and success
    • Insights and demos from Harvard Business Publishing content and renowned industry experts
    • Skills that can help secure internships and potential jobs
    • Portfolio to share with colleges and future employers
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why does my teen need this program?

    Two-thirds of startups don’t succeed (Harvard Business Review). If your teen dreams of launching their own company, they need a solid foundation in planning, negotiating, pitching, branding, and more. With content from Harvard Business Publishing, they will learn valuable skills to propel them forward in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship.

    Is this program right for my teen?

    This program is ideal for college-bound business and leadership students interested in management, launching a company, leading a nonprofit, or who generally want to develop new skills in leadership. Students can boost their portfolios with an authentic certificate which may be submitted to select universities for college applications.

    Is this program right for students who are new to entrepreneurship?

    This course is designed for students of all skill levels. With content exclusively from Harvard Business Publishing Education, your teen will unlock many secrets and lessons learned from case studies with Disney, LEGO, TOMS, and more, as well as fun simulations that explore entrepreneurial topics, including what it’s like to run your own food truck!

    What are the technical requirements for this program?

    In order for your teen to participate, they will need a Mac or Windows computer, webcam, and stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Curriculum will be delivered through Canvas.

    How will my teen receive their certificate?

    After successful completion of the program, your teen’s verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of iD Tech and Harvard Business Publishing.

    Will Harvard Business Publishing faculty be teaching this course?

    This course is taught by live iD Tech instructors and features content exclusively from Harvard Business Publishing. Students will learn the same case studies and simulations taught to business undergrads, MBAs, and business leaders.