Creating Social Value Blog / Social Innovation

Not Your Average Summer School

My first class with the 2013 Babson Entrepreneurial Development Experience kicks off tomorrow. I just returned from meeting this year’s class of 71 students and am so excited for the session to come. Rising High School Juniors and Seniors from (at last count) 28 countries and 10 states converge on Babson’s campus for a crash course on the principles of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®. By the end of their 5 weeks they will break into 17 teams and develop business ideas for commercial and social ventures that they will rocket pitch and showcase. Cheryl and I are there as a resource to spark thinking around social value creation. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of it.

Wish something like this existed when you were in High School? (I know I do.) Here’s a taste of what they’ll be experiencing in our class tomorrow afternoon: