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Learn how you can: * Set your own path in life * Win up to $50k in cash * Earch academic credit * Enhance your job options
All by simply exploring the possibility of the entrepreneurial career path. Whether you're an MBA, engineer, or a painter, the skills and contecuions you will build through us will help you in life.

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Homework Assignments

  • TBA


Wondering how to organize your business documentation? Don't! Here are best-practice templates, all you need to do is fill them in.  Please note that some of these templates are embedded within applications for competitions, you can simply ignore the non-template portions of the documents.


Here are sample documents based on the above templates.



  • Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council
  • The Capital Network - A community for entrepreneurs seeking between $50k and $4M
  • National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance - a source of grant funding for startups
  • The Frank Peters Show - Podcast interviews of entrepreneurs and investors
  • The Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation - a nonprofit dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Entreprenuer.com
  • Entrepreneurship.com


Top Picks

  • The Art of the Start
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

Other Great Books

  • The Bootstrapper's Bible: How to Start and Build a Business With a Great Idea and (Almost) No Money  
  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Harper Business Essentials)
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
  • The Innovator's Dilemma
  • Permission Marketing : Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers
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