Start a Business Bootcamp

In this special weekend bootcamp, you will work with acclaimed serial entrepreneur Amol Sarva (and various visiting speakers) to better understand what it means to create your own business. During the 3.5 hour program, you will hear inside stories of how famous brands (Apple, Netflix, TikTok, or others) were created, and you will hear from inventors and creators about how they built products and companies. You will also have the chance to talk to an entrepreneur about their new business plan, and to give feedback.

Your Program Lead
Amol Sarva
Amol Sarva
Founder, Investor, Professor
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Program Details

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Location:
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Duration
3.5 Hour Bootcamp
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Times
1:30 - 5pm ET / 10:30am - 2pm PT
* 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
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Program Dates:

Saturday, December 10th

* 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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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

Dr. Julia Raiskin
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Dr. Julia Raiskin

Head of Markets at Citigroup Asia Pacific

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

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

  • Learn about the different types of careers within the world of business
  • Hear first-hand from successful CEOs about how they started their company
  • Brainstorm your own business idea and get feedback from experts
  • Walk away with an action plan for how to bring your idea to life

Program Outline

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Note: Syllabus is subject to change based on availability of guest speakers
Part 1: What’s a startup and how does it work?
  • Startups are how great things come to life. Pretty much everything around you was probably created by an entrepreneur. In this opening session, you will hear about how some of the world’s greatest companies (e.g., Apple, TikTok, Netflix, or others) were born. You will learn about the original ideas behind these companies, and the struggles they faced along the way to becoming household names.
Part 2: How do you invent something?
  • Thinking of and developing new products are core to the startup journey. In this session, you will hear from an experienced entrepreneur or product developer to better understand how a physical or virtual product is created. How do you come up with and test ideas? How do you go from idea to reality, and what are some common pitfalls or challenges companies face?
Part 3: Is this the next big thing?
  • We know an inventor who has a zany new idea for a company. (We’re keeping the inventor and the idea under wraps for now). We’ll ask them to come in and present their idea to you and explain why they think it’s the next big thing.
Part 4: What happens next?
  • Now that you have the background on startups and what makes a good idea, you'll have a chance to come up with a plan for how to take the next step in creating your own business.

What Our Students Say

Roxana Ghadimi

"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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