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STEM & Entrepreneurial

Over fifty years of leading lives of passion and purpose.

2020 STEM & Entrepreneurial:

STEM Entrepreneurship Virtual Camp
Presented by BizGen and The Derryfield School
Ages: Rising 9 - 12th graders
Dates: July 27 - August 7, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (with daily asynchronous group assignments)
Cost: $390 for two weeks

Learn to think like an entrepreneur and what it takes for an entrepreneur to thrive.

STEM Entrepreneurship VC is an unprecedented opportunity for entrepreneurial teens to explore the way businesses leverage STEM and design thinking to solve problems amidst the current global turmoil. If ever there was a time to study what it takes to be an entrepreneur and forge your own path in a world where robots and AI are ubiquitous, this is it. 

Under the leadership of Dr. Marco Masoni, former Dean of Innovation at Derryfield and an experienced startup founder and consultant, students will learn both the basics of launching a new business and how to factor in the many unknowns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

And if you’re interested in becoming a STEM Entrepreneur, this is the program for you. Entrepreneurs need to be passionate and persistent risk takers – the rewards, however, can be phenomenal. Autonomy, marketable skills, personal gratification and a chance to put a dent in the world, to name a few.

Our 2 week STEM Entrepreneurship Virtual Camp combines live video conferences with asynchronous teamwork using the same tools that businesses are successfully employing to make remote work possible. The curriculum combines lean startup and Google design sprint methodologies used by leading companies around the world to offer dynamic activities and learning experiences:

  • Jumpstart and grow your skills as a STEM Entrepreneur capable of creatively solving problems and changing lives
  • Tackle real-world business challenges using real-world problem solving and collaborative methods
  • From marketing to finance and business strategy, explore how existing companies handle critical business decisions and new companies develop and test their product ideas
  • Connect with successful entrepreneurs about their experiences and get their feedback about your ideas
  • No specific technical or coding knowledge is necessary for this program.


GenHERation Exploration 
A weeklong experiential learning program that empowers young women to become trail blazers in their own lives. With more than 250,000 members, GenHERation is a network where young women and companies connect through their digital platform and national events.
Learn more at http://www.genheration.com/.
Right Brain Curriculum
Right Brain Curriculum offers engaging, project-based learning programs for after-school centers, camps and schools.

Business Sharks
In our Business Sharks class, students play the role of young entrepreneurs as they start with the germ of an idea for a business and product and take it through the entire entrepreneurial process.  The class concludes with our young executives pitching their ideas to a "Shark Tank" panel of parents.

Expert Architects
In this math, writing and presentation class, students each serve as president of a new architectural firm and are tasked with designing and building the city’s next skyscraper. Our expert architects create a three-dimensional model of the structure and present their work to invited parents. 

The Lego Civics Project
As our students build a fully-planned and intricately-designed Lego city, they also learn to govern it. Social studies, history and civics have never been so fun!

The Derryfield School

2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104     p: 603.669.4524     f: 603.625.9715