EntrePrep provides a unique approach to building financial and economic literacy through a series of fun, experiential exercises. Its hallmark is Business-for-a-Day™. This experience challenges participants to identify business opportunities and teaches execution from concept through reality; writing a business strategy, calculating revenue potential, operations, sourcing, promotion and most importantly, interfacing with team members, local entrepreneurs and officials to support the execution of a business idea. The experience demands participants assess their existing interests and skillsets and discover how they might be reinforced through an entrepreneurial mindset. Participants learn business etiquette and apply it as they progress through a highly interactive week of creating a business. The culmination will play out in downtown Newark, DE on Friday with post-mortem evaluation and presentations to the public on Friday afternoon. EntrePrep attracts creative and determined students curious to learn how traditional instruction translates into a fast-paced, real-world experience.
Carrie McIndoe ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors
Cost: $995 (Scholarships available)
Where: University of Delaware, Newark, DE
When: TBD July/August 2022
Carrie McIndoe, Director
Carrie has a passion for experiential education and a deep background in developing programs. As an innovative educator she has created a full complement of entrepreneurship, student mentoring and accelerator programs. Carrie is passionate about creating opportunities. While developing experiential entrepreneurship programs she was an instructor for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and an educator teaching entrepreneurship to over 800 foreign students studying a semester abroad in NYC. She is acknowledged as a change agent, mentor, and educator.
Previously, Ms. McIndoe spent 14 years running her own firm that secured financing for early stage entrepreneurial ventures (many well known) as well as created educational programs for entrepreneurs.
Ms. McIndoe is a graduate of Boston University with a BS in Business Administration and received a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University Extension School. She was awarded the Boston University Metropolitan College Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession and the Henry Morgan Award for outstanding contribution to the Entrepreneurial Management Institute Program.
Donna ‘DUSTY’ McCullough, Director
Dusty is best known for her creativity as an Art Director, Stage and Screenwriter, and Owner of Bungalow Blue Gallery. She has taught full-time and adjunct throughout the NE Metro Area including: The Wood Tobe Coburn School, Norwalk CC, The Mac Center, Catherine Gibbs, Middlesex CC, as well as The NYS Coalition for Career Schools. Her mantra is “if you don’t know, find out” and believes that education is the key to independence and control over one’s own future. A graduate of Eckerd College with a B.A. in Visual Arts, and an M.S. Business from Albertus Magnus College, Dusty helped write the first EntrePrep Student Journal and has been an amazing contributor in her role as Director, Mentor and Instructional Educational Advisor for her three years at EntrePrep University of Delaware. “As an educator and entrepreneur, watching the sparks go off in these young people’s eyes as they develop their business plans and take their products to market on Main Street is incredibly gratifying.”