NEIA NEXT: Entrepreneurial Mindset with Babson College

New England Innovation Academy and Babson College have partnered to offer a dynamic Summer Program – NEIA Next: Where future entrepreneurs learn from the best and prepare to change the world.

What is the

Develop powerful ideas, understand business models, and master the process of venture creation.

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NEIA Next’s three-week boarding experience delivers the foundation for a successful career. Learn entrepreneurial thinking, problem-solving, and team-building—through classes, workshops, and networking experiences on New England Innovation Academy’s unique campus.

The program concludes with Rocket Pitches of innovative business ideas (products, services, solutions) with a clear market in mind.

In addition to the entrepreneurial mindset, students will learn about the college application process and experience firsthand what schools are really looking for visiting campuses, including MIT, Harvard, Yale, Northeastern, Boston College, and Boston University.

Program Information

  • July 23 to August 11, 2023
  • Students will live in the newly renovated residence hall at New England Innovation Academy, a beautiful 26-acre campus just 35 minutes west of Boston.
  • Daily classes taught by full-time Babson professors.
  • Special Guest Speakers from renowned area colleges
  • Classes run 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday to Friday, with evening assignments and project work.
  • Weekend explorations in the Boston area, including college visits
  • Tuition, including room, board, college visits, and experiences: $9,500

Why this

Leverage expert faculty and college development resources to fuel your transition to college and beyond.

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Colleges and universities are looking for applicants who have diversified their resumes and who are actively pursuing their interests and passions. Students will learn to pitch ideas confidently, work in teams, digest challenging concepts, and negotiate outcomes amongst a diverse and competitive group of peers.

Students will earn a certificate of completion from Babson Academy for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurial Learning after the program.

How do I Apply?

Apply by March 30, 2023 to be eligible for a 10% tuition discount.

Who is Teaching?

Learn from distinguished faculty and leaders in this one-of-a-kind elite entrepreneurship program.

Specific faculty appointments are subject to change. Apply Now


Professor Sales & Marketing Babson College


Dean Babson Academy & Global Education


Professor Entrepreneurship Babson College


Founder MIT Bootcamps


Assistant Professor Entrepreneurship Babson College


Associate Dean Strategic Initiatives Director, Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship Drexel University


Associate Professor Management Babson College


Associate Professor Arts & Humanities Babson College

What Will
I Learn?

Recognize the power of your potential and gain the confidence to enter college as a top candidate.

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Our program enables you to build on real-world experiences in ways that will accelerate a successful transition to college.

We hope you’ll join us.


Other Summer

NEIA proudly offers many summer day programs and boarding programs. These programs are led by Academy faculty and key partners such as Babson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Drexel University.

Join future innovators and entrepreneurs in these dynamic hands-on experiences, and learn first-hand what it means to be a NEIA Innovator.

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