Hiram Entrepreneurship Academy: Learning to Launch
June 22-25, 2014 (Residential)
Age: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with preference given to juniors and seniors
Students will immerse themselves in the skills needed to help develop new ideas and business concepts, and apply these skills in a team-based concept pitch competition. Participants will be taken through the steps of creativity, innovation, opportunity recognition, market analysis, start-up financials, and personal, professional and leadership development. Entrepreneurship is not just about starting a business; it is process by which you can be the change you want to see in the world.
Any high school student who attends a Hiram summer academy and chooses to attend Hiram College will receive a $1000 scholarship (per year).
Who conducts the Hiram Entrepreneurship Academy: Learning to Launch?
Kay Molkentin, Director of the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship
Where is the Hiram Entrepreneurship Academy: Learning to Launch?
The Hiram Entrepreneurship Academy: Learning to Launch is a four-day, residential summer learning experience held on the Hiram College campus, located in Hiram, Ohio. Hiram's campus is a 45-minute drive from Cleveland and Akron. Participants will stay three nights in a residence hall.
The 2014 Hiram Entrepreneurship Academy: Learning to Launch is aimed at high school students who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Please submit one registration form and one payment per student.
+ Pay Only: If you have already registered, but have not paid, please click the Pay Only link to be directed to the payment screen. Please be aware that the first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance.
Cost and Payment Arrangements
The total cost for the Hiram Entrepreneurship Academy: Learning to Launch is $300. Meals, housing and all activities associated with the academy are covered in this price. The online registration form is linked to two online payment options. Payment arrangements include:
Online by Credit Card: Hiram College accepts American Express, Discover, and MasterCard. When paying by credit card, please note that a 2.5% convenience fee will be included to the total amount charged.
Online by Electronic Check: There is no convenience fee when paying by E-check.
Other Requirements for Participation
Reference: On the registration form, students are asked to provide the name, title, telephone number and email address of a teacher or guidance counselor who is willing to serve as a reference on their behalf. We assume that references are aware that students have used their names and that they may be contacted.
Register Early! Space is Limited!
The first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance. High school students who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to register. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors.
The deadline for registration is May 30, 2014. Interested students are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Notification of Acceptance
Once students have registered and paid in full, their registration materials will be reviewed by the faculty leading the academy. As soon as a student has been approved, Lisa Schneider will send out an email notifying the student that he or she has been accepted to attend.
A week or so before the Hiram Entrepreneurship Academy: Learning to Launch, students will receive via email a link to materials for the academy including:
- Hiram Entrepreneurship Academy: Learning to Launch Schedule
- Emergency Medical Form (must be signed by your parent or guardian in order to participate)
- Directions to Hiram College
- Campus Map
- List of Items to Bring with You
Full payment must accompany registration to be considered for acceptance. A full refund will be issued for those students not accepted into the academy. Students who choose to withdraw at least three weeks prior to the first day of the academy will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made after that date.
Lisa Schneider, Manager, Institutional Advancement Programs