Summer 2013 | June & July
Stanford University | Palo Alto, CA
Experience the Stanford University Advantage – Experience an exciting college-level curriculum that will give you powerful insights into the 21st century entrepreneurial world of innovation and sustainability.
- Discover the power of innovation as you create the next great green business idea or lead the next technical revolution in Silicon Valley.
- Explore the environmental concerns and the social and economic challenges of resource management, technology, energy and consumption.
- Gain insight into the cutting edge entrepreneurial skills that lead to successful innovation.
- Experience what it’s like to be a first-year college student
Study sustainability and entrepreneurship at an institution known for innovation and strategic vision in a program tailored to the needs of high achieving high school students interested in sustainability, innovation and business development. You’ll learn how to make inspiration reality in this program modeled on a college level business school curriculum. Identify factors that will drive business creation in the 21st Century and learn corporate responsibility through implementation of sustainable business practices, all while interacting with business leaders, renowned educators and executives who share their insight in these areas.
Nurture the seeds of inspiration in the Innovation and Sustainability simulation.
Through a collaborative effort with a group of your peers you are tasked with creating a compelling, yet environmentally and socially responsible product or service. Whether your idea is high tech or the next great green solution, you will take your idea from concept to reality as you explore the multi faceted world of business creation.
This program’s unique blend of classroom lecture, project based reinforcement and small group interaction will provide you with an unparalleled depth of theoretical knowledge and experiential practice – traits that are sure to assist in future entrepreneurial efforts.
Bring your ideas to market — Entrepreneurs are a driving force in the world economy. In this groundbreaking program at Stanford University, you’ll experience the challenges that U.S. innovators face everyday in bringing new products and services to the local, national and global marketplace.At the Business Innovation Conference you can:
- Conduct an Environmental Business Case Study on a Fortune 500 Company as you debate sustainability and green technology.
- Explore environmentally conscious business and product development through topic-matter expert speakers and area business leaders.
- Experience what it’s like to be a first-year college student.
- Get a true sense of what it will be like to be an active entrepreneur solving real-world business challenges.
- Earn college credit through Loras College.
- College Accredited, Academic Curriculum
- Conduct research, analyze information, engage in debate, resolve conflict and build networks of support as you practice being the business leaders of tomorrow
- Analyze current issues such as Entrepreneurship, Innovation & the Product Development Process, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, 21st Century Trends in Business, Marketing, Finance and Business Ethics
- Debate the challenges and opportunities confronting the U.S. Economy in today’s global marketplace
- Engaging Faculty & Guest Speakers
- Gain access to Academic and Professional Leaders in the business field
- Speakers may include Investment Bankers, Corporate Executives, Venture Capitalists, Non-profit Leaders, Business Professors and professional leaders from the business environment
- Program Relevant Field Excursions
- Experience the program content and appreciate regional sites of importance through field excursions designed to complement the academic and skill building objectives of the program
- Field Excursions may include visits to: area corporations focused on environmentally and socially conscious business practices and points of interest related to economic expansion and growth in the Southeast United States
- Career Focused Skills & Personal Development Workshops
- Formulate a Personal Mission and Vision plan for your future
- Develop and polish skills like Time Management, Decision Making, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking and Communication
- Explore the opportunities and strategies to advance in program related career fields
- Collegiate Experience & College Enrollment Seminars
- Experience College Life from challenging academics to dormitory living
- Gain an important head start in the Preparation for College and the College Admission Process
- Friends & Support for a Lifetime
- Develop a network of Fellow Scholars, Friends and Mentors
A DAY AT BUSINESS INNOVATION
7:30 - 8:30
|9:00 - 10:00||Simulation: Innovation & Ideation|
|10:00 - 11:00||Case Study: Bio-Design in the 21st Century|
|11:00 - 12:30||Guest Speaker: Issues in Environmental Practices|
|12:30 - 1:30||Lunch|
|1:30 - 3:30||Field Excursion: Green Business Corporate Tour|
|4:30 - 5:30||Skill Workshop: Public Speaking – Pitching a Product Idea|
|6:00 - 7:00||Dinner|
|7:00 - 8:00||Simulation: Venture Capitalist Practice Pitch Session|
|8:00 – 9:00||Career Seminar: Emerging Prospects in the Green Revolution|
|9:00 - 10:00||Social Time|
*This is a sample day and examples of lectures, excursions and activities each program may include. All speakers and events are subject to availability and change, without notice, before or after the start of a conference.
Previous Guest Speakers & Organizations Include:
- David Andrews, J.D., M.B.A., President, Gryphon Investors
- Kimberly Wright-Violich, President & CEO, Schwab Charitable
- Paul Wright, President & CEO, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
- Keith Hunter, Ph.D., Professor of Management, University of San Francisco
- Monika Hudson, E.D.M., Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of San Francisco
- Dylan Smith, CEO, Box.net
LeadAmerica wishes to thank Participating Institutions for generously making their facilities and personnel available to students enrolled in certain LeadAmerica programs.
Dates, Location and Tuition
Complete tuition, enrollment and other conference details can be found in the Application and Enrollment & Other Details included in your invitation package and in the online application.
|Please pay careful attention, as dates may have changed from printed material.||
2013 Summer Business Innovation Session *
|Location||City||2013 Program Dates||Tuition||Tuition & Travel Insurance||College Credits Available|
|Stanford University||Palo Alto, CA||June 23 – July 2||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
|Stanford University||Palo Alto, CA||July 6 – July 15||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
|Stanford University||Palo Alto, CA||July 20 – July 29||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
- One college credit ($475 value)**
- A full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures and simulations
- Certificate of Completion
- Housing accommodations at a University/College dormitory
- All on-campus meals ***
- Course materials and lab fees
- Transportation as needed for off-site activities, briefings and events
- Field trips and social events
- Program Faculty and on-site staff for supervision
- LeadAmerica T-shirt
* Dates and locations are subject to change
** To earn college credit, the student must successfully complete all aspects of the program (see college credit information for more details). The Business Innovation 10 Day Conference is accredited for two (2) college credits. Tuition includes the first college credit from Loras College. A second college credit is available at a reduced fee of $299.
*** Students will need spending money for several off-site meals, souvenirs and incidentals.
Students are responsible for their own airfare or other travel costs to and from each conference location.