Business & Entrepreneurship


Grades: 9-11

• 1:00 pm Eastern Time (New York Time)

This highly interactive workshop focuses on how to come up with a successful startup idea while learning how to do customer discovery and the lean startup business concepts while applying them in a competitive simulated environment. The objective of the course is to train students how to transition their idea/innovation into a sustainable business model. Overall, the students learn how to engage with customers and experts to ensure they are creating a solution that fills a real need, critical thinking, and using a business model canvas to understand key relationships, cost structure, and value propositions for their innovation. Students acquire the skills to project manage and build networks with key partners and channels, and how to create an effective story for their startup. Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and apply those skills to life.

Nada Miljkovic, MA

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Instructor

Nada has taught for Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies for 5 years, both on the Stanford campus and in international locations including Chile, Peru and Brazil. She is a multi-disciplinarian educator/artist/activist and entrepreneur who teaches how to start and maintain businesses, and create multimedia stories. Nada holds a BS in Construction Management and BA in Philosophy from Purdue University, as well as a Masters in Fine Arts in Digital Arts and New Media from the University of California Santa Cruz. She is an instructor at UCSC's Crown College and teaches a wide variety of subjects from entrepreneurship, freelancing, podcasting and digital storytelling, to the ethics of emerging technologies. Miljkovic is the founder and CEO of Artist on Art, LLC Production Company, co-founder of GetVirtual, and host of a weekly live radio interview show on KSQD. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, TEDxSantaCruz organizer, and is currently studying for a PhD in Digital Arts, at the University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia. She lives in Santa Cruz, California with her family.

Program Calendar:
January 11-22, 2021
(Monday – Friday)
Real-Time Classes Duration:
1 hour & 45 minutes long
(with a 15-minute break).
Max Class Group:
Small class size
(20 students max)

Grades 9-11

For grade 9 students all course options are available.





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