Program Highlights

  • Develop a new business plan, create your own pitch deck, and present it to judges
  • Learn to read a Profit & Loss statement in order to analyze investment opportunities
  • Build a marketing plan and calculate ROI on a new campaign
  • Visit a rapidly growing company and hear about their struggles and successes with scaling up

Program Highlights

  • Develop a new business plan, create your own pitch deck, and present it to judges
  • Learn to read a Profit & Loss statement in order to analyze investment opportunities
  • Build a marketing plan and calculate ROI on a new campaign
  • Visit a rapidly growing company and hear about their struggles and successes with scaling up
  • W H E N
    • Late June: June 21-July 3, 2020
    • Early July: July 5-July 17, 2020
    • Late July: July 19-July 31, 2020
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 USD

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 USD

    Commuter: $2,798 USD

Overview

Whatever you do in life, foundational business skills such as effective communication, sales and marketing, and financial management will serve you well. These skills let you transform your ideas into a real business that will give you greater control of your destiny. 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.

Note: Summer Springboard – Session 1-3 – 2020 is operated independently of Yale University and is not sponsored or endorsed by the University. The views expressed in connection with the program are not official positions, statements of advice, nor opinions of Yale University and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Yale of any such views or statements.

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.

Real World Insights

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

Last year students got insight from Wholesome Wave. Sarah Pandoursky, Director of Partnership, shared the backstory of the organization – from its founding to the company working with other corporations to spread their work across the entire United States.

Career Exploration

Business is a very broad field and there are opportunities for a range of personalities and talents. 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. You'll get a deeper sense of your unique motivations and aptitudes and gain an understanding of the academic options for various specializations within the field of business.

Faculty

Instructor - 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.

Curriculum Advisor - While instructors vary each year, the Curriculum Advisors ensure continuity in our curriculum. This course was designed by Peter Mombaur. Peter’s experience ranges from being a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. to being CEO of a telecommunications company, and most recently managing a private equity investment firm. While instructors vary, Peter’s breadth of experience adds depth to the curriculum that is taught at each of our campus locations.

Instructor

Steve Bevins, MBA, MAT

Steve has a variety of teaching and training experience in education and business. Currently he is a high school business teacher in the Career Education Department for North Haven Public Schools. In addition, he has industry experience as a financial operations analyst where he managed financial and regulatory reporting and maintained $15 million in a Fed Funds portfolio. He holds a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Quinnipiac University.