Entrepreneurship 101

At Ratio 21, we're reinventing high school extracurriculars for the 21st century. In this program, you will work with industry leaders (entrepreneurs, technologists, venture capitalists) to decide on an idea for a company and build it. You’ll even have a chance to pitch the company to VCs.

Your Program Experts
Amol Sarva
Amol Sarva
Columbia University
Kunal Bisla
Kunal Bisla
Netflix
Jordan Sale
Jordan Sale
UC Berkeley
Roy Bahat
Roy Bahat
Bloomberg
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Program Details

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Location:
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Duration
4 Weeks
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Times
Flexible (2-3hrs/week)*
* Live video calls take place in late afternoons/evenings, after school hours. Calls will be recorded and entire program can be completed asynchronously. We aim for maximum flexibility. Students can complete the program with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
Price
$159
$99/week
Program Dates:

October 3rd (Filling up fast. Book now!)

* Live video calls take place in late afternoons/evenings, after school hours. Calls will be recorded and entire program can be completed asynchronously. We aim for maximum flexibility. Students can complete the program with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

Our instructors and guest speakers come from elite universities and companies.

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Your Program Experts

Amol Sarva

Amol Sarva

Your Program Lead
Columbia University Professor & Serial Entrepreneur

Amol Sarva teaches entrepreneurship at Columbia University and has cofounded startups including Virgin Mobile USA, Peek, Halo Neuroscience, Knotel, and Popular Change. He studied cognitive science for his Ph.D. at Stanford with an undergraduate degree from Columbia. He is a backer, advisor, and mentor at 50+ companies

Expert Speakers

Jordan Sale
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Jordan Sale

Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Founder @ 81 Cents, UC Berkeley Haas MBA

Roy Bahat
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Roy Bahat

Head of Bloomberg Beta VC, Lecturer at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Kunal Bisla
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Kunal Bisla

Product @ Robinhood, formerly Sr. Product Manager at Netflix

We'll be adding more expert speakers on a regular basis. All speakers are subject to change and will include a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions.
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Program Outcomes

  • Brainstorm and validate ideas for a company
  • Start building an MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
  • Create a pitch deck for your company
  • Pitch your company to venture capitalists and other experienced entrepreneurs

Program Outline

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Note: Syllabus is subject to change based on availability of guest speakers
Week 1: Discovery (Intro, Research, Identify, Define)
  • Welcome to the incubator
  • Overview of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process
  • Defining the problem for your business
  • Select teams and define roles
  • Retrospective on Sprint #1 
Week 2: Ideation (Brainstorm and Select)
  • Board meeting on brainstorming
  • Stealing vs. Inspiration
  • Finalize idea for business
  • Ideate brand names and logos
  • Retrospective on Sprint #2

Week 3: Prototype (MVP and Branding)
  • Board meeting on prototyping
  • What is a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?
  • Review case studies of famous prototypes
  • Begin prototyping business idea
  • Retrospective on Sprint #3

Week 4: Launch (Iterate, Portfolio, and Pitch)
  • Board meeting on pitching and documentation
  • Understanding SWOT analysis
  • Complete pitch deck and pitch ideas to actual VCs
  • Begin prototyping business idea
  • Final retrospective

What Our Students Say

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"I highly recommend this course for high school students to learn more about what it's like to pursue a career in medicine. It is a long path but a very rewarding career, so knowing if this is something that might interest you early on will give you a great head start in college."

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Medical Student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Victoria Chen

"I wish I had this opportunity in high school! So much of what I knew about medicine was through chance encounters with doctors and sporadic shadowing opportunities. I wish I had access to a structured summer program like this as an intro to the field."

Victoria Chen
Medical Student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

What Makes Us Different

Every school has its own way of teaching and learning (aka “pedagogy”). Here's what you can expect from ours.

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Flexibility
Our programs are designed to fit your schedule. We offer live sessions that are recorded as well as asynchronous content.
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Collaborative
Working in the real-world is collaborative and team-based. You'll work with and learn from a cohort of motivated, talented peers.
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Project-Based
We believe you’ll learn by doing. You'll learn new skills AND you'll build something tangible in the real world.
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Build A Network
You'll build a vast network of peers and mentors that you can stay in touch with for years to come.
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College Ready
Colleges are looking for students who have done something different and made real things in the world. Ratio 21 will help you stand out.
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Leadership Opportunities
After completion of our programs, we have various leadership opportunities available including mentorship and a student advisory committee.
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Official Certificate
All students who complete the program will receive an official Ratio 21 Certificate of Completion.
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Ownership
You'll have the opportunity to really take ownership over your individual experience and make the most of each session.

Reserve Your Seat

$159

$99 per week

Our programs run for four weeks. You can pay week by week or sign up for the whole program at a discounted rate of $300.
Spots are filling up fast. Reserve your seat now for only $49 (deposit applied to your first week of the program).
Two one-hour Zoom sessions each week
Weekly projects that will be worked on asynchronously
Community of other passionate, driven students
Expert mentors to support you throughout the program
Money-back guarantee: love it, or we'll give you your money back
Need-based scholarships available for students who cannot afford the program
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