The Entrepreneurship program is one of Bullis’ new signature programs program introduced this year, offering students the opportunity to develop business expertise and acumen through the innovation of their own ideas.
Along with regular classes to learn business concepts and professional speakers visiting campus to share their experiences, students in the Entrepreneurship Capstone class are developing business ideas into a marketable product or service.
“The goal is to teach the students how to build real business models, and learn about things like cost structures, revenue streams, and interacting with customers,” Entrepreneurship Coordinator Marc Steren explained. “By making their own product, they will function as a real business.”
Assisting the students in their ventures are a group of professional mentors (some of whom are Bullis alumni) who are meeting with their groups throughout the year to guide, troubleshoot and encourage the students as they take their ideas from concept to market. At the end of the school year, the students will present their business plans to a Bullis version of the popular Shark Tank TV show, made up of Mr. Steren, Head of School Dr. Gerald L. Boarman and the mentors. The winning concept will receive $10,000 in seed money to further develop and launch their business.