Creative Entrepreneur Bootcamp

From leading the company to executing the day-to-day, every entrepreneur should be a master of switching gears. Let us help you learn the ropes. Bring along your business acumen and a startup mentality. Blend them together with elements of creative design and marketing. Gain a clear understanding of what it takes to excel in an ever-changing world of work—one in constant need of adaptable talents and creative thinkers.

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Emmanuel's Creative Entrepreneur Bootcamp is a one-week, intensive study program exposing students to the fundamentals and practical applications of marketing, graphic design, finance and business communications, in addition to hands-on entrepreneurial experience.

Taught by Emmanuel faculty members and leveraging the College's location in Boston, the top city in the country for entrepreneurial growth and innovation, the Summer Residential Enrichment Program is designed to provide students of all academic interests an intensive learning experience. Combining classroom instruction with evening structured learning activities and subject-related field visits, these courses expose high school students to the experience of living and learning at Emmanuel College.

Program Dates:
Sunday, July 21–Saturday, July 27, 2019

Program Cost(s):
Total: $1,395.00
Linens (Optional): $20

Who You Are

Available to rising high school juniors and seniors of various academic interests. You bring a passion for creativity (no previous graphic design experience necessary) along with a desire to harness the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur.

What to Expect

A multi-disciplinary curriculum that engages students in the real-world experience of entrepreneurship. You will navigate the process of establishing a new business while seeing firsthand how innovation and entrepreneurship come to life through field visits in and around Boston—a city internationally recognized as powerhouse in business and innovation with its storied financial firms and a thriving startup culture. You'll come away with tangible results to help build your portfolio and strengthen your resume. 

Your Professors

Emmanuel's Department of Business & Economics is comprised of distinguished faculty who bring the best of academic theory and professional experience. In addition to teaching, Emmanuel's faculty are practicing scholars with expertise in a range of areas such as accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, economics, leadership, marketing, corporate culture, corporate responsibility, research and more.

Your Professor

Erich Doubek | M.F.A., B.F.A.

Erich Doubek is the chair of Emmanuel's Department of Art and an associate professor of art. He brings more than a decade's worth of experience as a designer with much of his time spent on motion and interactive design on diverse projects for clients such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Cambridge Friends School, General Motors, PBS, Columbine Floral, Legacy Recordings and Starbucks, among others.

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Program Highlights

  • Learn to think like an entrepreneur, identifying and assessing opportunities, risks, legal issues and more
  • Discover how to use effective promotions and advertising in developing a strong brand through logo and app development
  • Hone your skills in leading-edge design tools and programs; become familiar with professional tools such as the Adobe Creative Suite, with a special focus on Adobe Illustrator
  • Obtain fundamental knowledge in the areas of teamwork, leadership, human capital, production, operations, distribution, finance and accounting
  • Observe real-world start-up and established businesses in the global, innovative city of Boston
  • Celebrate with faculty and fellow Bootcamp participants at an awards and networking reception
  • Experience Boston with off-campus evening activities

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