Join The Next Generation of Business Leaders

Have you always been interested in business but didn't know where to start? This exciting program inspires students to explore business practices, analyze complex challenges, and take the necessary steps to become future global leaders. Entrepreneurship touches every discipline, function and field. Learning how to analyze opportunities, set goals, formulate action plans, assess risk, and demonstrate leadership are universal strengths that will serve you well regardless of your ultimate path.

Emerging Entrepreneurs is a ground-breaking online immersion program designed specifically for high school students. Today, more than ever, young entrepreneurs need to prepare for challenges that will turn into opportunities. Acquiring entrepreneurial perspective and skills has never been more timely or valuable.

The Brief


> 10 days (40 hours) of entrepreneurship coursework delivered live.
> A select student community of motivated thinkers from around the world.
> An expert teaching team certified by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
> Small student cohorts to innovate, ideate, collaborate & problem solve.
> Entrepreneurship thinking & business fundamentals like marketing, strategy and finance.
> Focus on a solution oriented mindset.
> Improved awareness of strengths and passions to better focus future education and career goals.

Dates, Times & Details


Program Fee: $2,295

SESSION DATES:

> June 22 - July 3, 2020 (limited to 30 students) ENROLL
> July 6 - July 17, 2020 (limited to 30 students) ENROLL

DAILY SCHEDULE: all times are EDT

10 AM - 12:15 PM Entrepreneurship Seminars
(two 15 minute breaks)

12:15 - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 PM Facilitated Group Work
Hands-on Project Development

2:00 - 3:00 PM Independent Group Research,
Collaboration & Buildout

The Methodology

> Content designed specifically for high school students learning remotely.
> Proprietary curriculum from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).
> Application of innovative online tools to introduce different business themes
> Material covers latest findings from innovation, design thinking, data analytics and marketing.
> Daily live courses as well as independent work through videos, activities and readings.
> Real-time business simulations.
> Practical insights and advice from successful, award-winning entrepreneurs.
> Curriculum supplemented by content from Summerfuel Entrepreneurship & Innovation programs at Stanford and Columbia.

Lasting Benefits

Every student will complete the program with:

  • A pitch deck, presentation plan and competition resources for future use.

  • A certificate of completion that enhances future candidacy for college admission, merit scholarships, summer jobs and internships.

  • Permission to feature this certification in LinkedIn profiles, resumes and college applications.

  • Ongoing access to NFTE’s global alumni network for possible scholarships, mentoring, internships and advice and Summerfuel’s educational webinars, college and career.

  • Membership in a diverse network of mentors, friends, and potential business partners from around the world.

  • All of the tools needed to make informed choices as students and business leaders.

Keynote Speakers

Gain practical insights & advice from accomplished professionals

Dan Bauer

Experienced Marketing Professional & Entrepreneur

> Launched and led education consulting business named by Inc Magazine as 'one of America's fastest growing private companies'
> Advised thousands of students and young professionals on their academic & career plans
> Former senior marketing professional at Citibank and MasterCard International; consultant to 70+ companies across 30 industries
> MBA graduate of Harvard Business School

Julian Farrior

Experienced Entrepreneur & Investor

> Founder and former CEO of Backflip Studios, a mobile game company
> Angel investor and VP at Earthscape.
> Seven years as a manager at Yahoo!
> Investor in “TapToLearn” the educational mobile gaming company.
> Recipient of the Esprit Entrepreneur of Distinction award.
> MBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management.

Innovative and Value-Added Partnerships


Summerfuel is delighted to partner with NFTE to provide our students the most dynamic, experiential, academically sound, reality-based entrepreneurship curriculum.


Official College Entrepreneurship Partner providing our students with coaching and resources from undergrad entrepreneurship students, alumni and faculty.


Official Co-ed Professional Fraternity Partner providing our students with mentoring and support in sales and marketing from undergraduate students, alumni and faculty.