At the Shooting Stars Entrepreneurship summer camp we created entrepreneurs. Over the course of the camp, students learnt all the skills they would need to take their business idea to the next level. Participants brainstormed their own ideas, learnt about Wharton business school Entrepreneurship model, transformed that idea into a business plan, that incorporated design thinking skills, market research, monetization, commercialization, branding of the product. Participants not only learnt about all the essential parts required for a successful company, but they were also taught by industry leaders from companies such as Adobe, Google, NextNav, Nutanix and Uber.
At the end of the camp, participants had the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a larger audience and explain what it would take to turn their idea into reality using design concept, market research, business models. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to job shadow at companies such as Adobe, Google, Nutanix and Netflix, in order to understand the day to day functional roles and responsibilities in different organizations. An entrepreneur is somebody who is willing to act now, and at the Shooting Stars Entrepreneurship Camp we enabled students the opportunity to take that first step towards creating their very own company.