Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business or organization. Social entrepreneurs start organizations that work to make the world a better place.
This is a group for students who want to start their own small business or nonprofit organization. We'll pair you with a local business or nonprofit where you'll intern for the year. We'll also meet every other week to learn the ins and outs of incorporating your business, setting up a web site, writing a business plan, managing your finances, developing your brand, and promoting your idea.
Varies! There will be optional homework and readings after each class, but you decide how much time you want to spend interning and developing your organization. The more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it.
Suggested age range: 13+.
When & where: Every other Wednesday from 12:00-2:00 at The Democracy Center in Harvard Square (Cambridge), beginning Sept. 16, 2015. Participants must also commit additional hours for the internship, but these hours will vary depending on the organization. We will work with your schedule. Note: This is a year-long class that ends in May, 2016.
Fee: $180/semester + $40 registration fee. Payment plans available. Fees waived for students with financial need.
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