Summer Entrepreneurship BizAcademy

Think you have a great business idea? Ever dreamed of owning your own business?


Program Overview

All current students in grades 8-12 who are members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester are invited to a two week entrepreneurship BizAcademy this summer where you will learn how to start your very own business! This program is free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE -


NFTE’s BizAcademies are designed to unlock the entrepreneurial mindset in youth as each participant builds a full plan for an original business idea of their own. Suffolk University’s Entrepreneurship Center will host this entrepreneurship BizAcademy focused on NFTE’s award-winning entrepreneurship program, which will also include themes of leadership, leveraging inspirational entrepreneurs as guest speakers and activities focused on confidence building. This summer session will help students gain the confidence and skills needed to become the CEOs of their future.


The experiential entrepreneurship program activities include group work, individual learning, field trips (including one to New York City), a selling event, and a business plan competition with more than $1,000 in prizes. Local business leaders and entrepreneurs will coach all students as they create business plans and practice problem solving, flexibility, collaboration, critical thinking, comfort with risk, and 21st Century workforce development skills.


Participants will compete for a chance to win up to $1,000 in Boston with a chance to move on to NFTE’s National Competition in New York City to win $25,000!

  • Dates: Monday July 10th – Fri July 14th and Monday July 17th – Friday July 21st, 8:30am-5pm daily
  • Location– Suffolk University’s Entrepreneurship Center, Downtown Boston (Park Street T Stop)
  • Meals – Breakfast and lunch included


Deadline to apply May 1st 2017

For more information, contact Joel Figueroa at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester:



Download application here.