You and your child will learn from Babson faculty members who are globally renowned academics and seasoned entrepreneurs. You and your teen will join other business-minded families from around the world in experiences that include time in and out of the classroom.
Classroom topics include:
Introduction to ET&A
Discover Entrepreneurial Thought & Action, Babson's approach to entrepreneurship of all kinds. Find out how ET&A can help you take quick and smart actions to taking on new opportunities. Use the methodology to develop a business opportunity that you present to the group at the culmination of the program.
Art of the Pitch
Explore approaches to pitching to an investor, including how to engage an audience and learning what investors value when listening to pitches.
Participate in a conversation about family entrepreneurship including the benefits and challenges to working with your family.
You will complete a work style assessment and learn how your behavioral style affects how you work with others and how you can adapt your style to work more effectively with others.
Design Thinking Simulation
Participate in a team-based simulation that provides hands-on experience in working through the design process (Inspire, Ideate, Implement) to gain skills necessary to navigate through the front end of entrepreneurial activity.
Gain an understanding of how to effectively manage wealth and maintain a healthy family environment by exploring perspectives on risk tolerance, financial style and effective decision making.
Leverage an iterative approach to launching a venture by using ET&A to identify low cost means to test an opportunity, learn and reshape the opportunity.
Business Model Canvas
Learn business models that help entrepreneurs answer a number of questions including how they can add revenue sources and what kind of infrastructure is needed to support additional revenue models.
Outside of the classroom you will:
- Explore nearby Boston
- Hear from speakers who are experienced entrepreneurs
- Go on a company tour
- Participate in sports activities
- Network at dinner receptions
The faculty director is
Matthew Allen, an associate professor of entrepreneurship and the faculty director of Babson's Institute for Family Entrepreneurship. Allen's research is focused on entrepreneurship as it relates to family businesses and the preparation of the next generation of leaders. He works with family businesses of all sizes on issues of succession, governance, and effective management of interpersonal relationships in order to drive success across generations.
Cost includes program materials, accommodations, and meals at the award-winning
Babson Executive Conference Center. Participants may access accommodations beginning at 4 p.m. on the day before the program begins. There is an introductory reception. All participants receive a certificate of completion.
Each session has a limited number of participants to preserve the intimacy and collegiality of the experience. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Read about discounts for Babson alumni with the
Second-Century Alumni Grant.