Business & Entrepreneurship in New York

Learn about business and entrepreneurship in the world's financial epicenter, New York!

Business and Entrepreneurship course for teens in New York

Program Highlights

Introduce the Business Model Canvas approach to entrepreneurship
Work in teams to create a new business venture and develop a sales and marketing plan to pitch your venture to investors and mentors
Understand how operations, marketing, sales, and finance come together to drive businesses
Hear the tales of survival of a startup business from an entrepreneurial founder

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June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024

July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024


Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, New York


  • I came in knowing next to nothing about business and now I feel that I have flourished in business. This program is very beneficial and I feel that I am ready for college.

    Nathaniel C.

Course Overview

In their first class, students will break into teams and come up with an original business idea. Over the course of the entire program they develop this idea into a business that they will ultimately pitch to investors. Along the way, teams need to develop a marketing plan and financial projections. By using an experiential learning approach, students will quickly engage in the topic, and the instructor introduces the underlying theory and concepts as students tackle these issues while trying to build their business. On the final day of the course the teams present their products to an expert panel of judges who provide professional and informative feedback to the students.

Meet your instructor

Michael Gilvary

Business & Entrepreneurship

Michael co-founded AION, a trailblazing health-tech company that led the charge in wearable technology for patient care. Beyond his role as an educator, he's a genuine pioneer in healthcare technology. Additionally, Michael serves as a faculty member at the Baruch School of Entrepreneurship, shaping the leaders and visionaries of tomorrow.

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Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning

Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students. Last summer, we had an MIT instructor from the Sloane School of Management, whose experience varied from management consulting and working with organizations in the private, nonprofit and government sector to her current position assisting MBA students link theoretical management concepts to real world business applications.

boy and girl discussing business plan

Career Exploration

Details coming soon. An example from another program would be in Boston, where students visit the production center of DetraPel, following the production process to produce their own sample size of DetraPel. The visit culminates with a meeting with Shark Tank winning owner and founder, David Zamarin (2021 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list), who shares his entrepreneurial story.

Graphic designer team, Student group , Business team brainstorming meeting.

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