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Startup Weeks

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What does it take to launch a startup and keep it running? As part of the following workshops, students explore the step-by-step process of starting a business and visit cities with vibrant startups for a firsthand look at fledgling businesses.

Business Strategy & Innovation

Explore a practical approach to strategy and innovation. Through practical applications and case studies, you will develop your abilities in strategic thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation in a global context. This session will be run the Holy Cross Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Dates

Tuesday - Thursday, June 23 - 25, 2020 (summer)

Fall workshop date TBD

Registration

Summer registration due by Monday, June 15, 2020.  This is a pilot virtual workshop.

Startup: Boston

In January, during winter break, students spend three days in Boston exploring the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem of one of the largest hotbeds for venture creation in the country. Students will learn from alumni and other business professionals what it takes to have an innovative company while maintaining ethical integrity.

Dates

January 20-22, 2021 (winter break)

Registration

Registration due by Thursday, December 3, 2020 and requires payment of $175 (hotel and transportation included).  Financial aid available.

Startup: HC 

Explore the Startup Equation and spend three days on campus understanding the nuts and bolts of what it takes to start a business.  Students will brainstorm and validate ideas while gaining hands-on experience.  Participants are encouraged to consider joining HC Launch, the student incubator, and compete in the annual spring Holy Cross Shark Tank Competition.

Dates

Date TBD

Registration

  • Registration is currently closed.

Startup: New York City

Students spend the week in New York City learning entrepreneurial skills that will bring them from ideation to implementation while receiving the opportunity to meet alumni and tour some of New York City’s most innovative companies. The objective is to provide an intersection of the Holy Cross student body with exposure to the New York City startup ecosystem and the opportunities it has to offer. The program is a collaboration with the New York Semester Program and the HC Startup alumni group.

Dates

Date TBD

Registration

Registration includes payment of $175 (hotel and transportation included).

  • Registration is currently closed.