Course Highlights

  • Understand how operations, marketing, sales, and finance come together to drive businesses
  • Learn how to read financial statements in order to decipher a company’s performance
  • Develop a sales and marketing plan and pitch your venture to investors and mentors
  • Hear the tales of survival of a startup business from an entrepreneurial founder

Course Highlights

  • Understand how operations, marketing, sales, and finance come together to drive businesses
  • Learn how to read financial statements in order to decipher a company’s performance
  • Develop a sales and marketing plan and pitch your venture to investors and mentors
  • Hear the tales of survival of a startup business from an entrepreneurial founder
  • W H E N
    • Late July: July 27-August 8, 2020 (Georgetown University)
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 USD

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 USD

    Commuter: $2,798 USD

Overview

Students will learn firsthand from business veterans about starting and running a business. Over the course of the program, they will develop a plan for a new venture and pitch their idea to real world investors. Along the way, meet with leaders from different areas of business and finance.

Last year students got insight from the Better Business Bureau. Kelsey Coleman, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, shared the importance of integrity and performance in business.

Hands-On Learning

Students will examine best practices in Research and Development (R&D), Operations, Marketing, and Finance. Understand the mechanics of scaling a business while maintaining quality.

Students become part of a new company and configure themselves into teams working on various aspects of a business. The program culminates in a shark tank environment with professional investors.

Career Exploration

Meet with range of business people, from small business owners, mid-level managers and execs from Goldman Sachs, McKinsey consultant, and CEO.

From creative marketers to hard-nosed financial analysts, there are myriad careers you may not have heard of. Together we will discuss the career options and the academic paths to get there.

Instructor

Darren Gibson, Ed.D., MBA


Dr. Gibson is a professor of Business at Trinity Washington University, holds a doctorate degree in Organizational Management and Leadership, and is certified in Six Sigma. As a faculty member, he has taught courses in business law, business management, entrepreneurship, finance, and leadership. Darren Gibson is also the founder and CEO of The Gibson Collective, LLC.  Prior to teaching, he worked in the private sector in a variety of senior positions in the financial services industry.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.