The Gregory School Entrepreneurial Institute

combines our MIT Network Fab Lab’s emphasis on imagining and conceptualizing and its resources for designing and building with the mentorship of alumni and community entrepreneurs.

The Entrepreneurial Institute is integrated into our school community and interacts with students and faculty at a variety of grade levels and with a variety of skills and interests, as well as parents and family members.

Students conduct products focus group research with our 5th grade class.

Students promoted their product at the Startup Tucson Food Expo.

The Entrepreneurial Institute is open to Gregory School juniors and seniors by application. Students apply in spring for the following academic year. The class meets three times per week: during its regular block, plus a dedicated Friday Exploration.

Photography students took studio shots of an Entrepreneurial Institute product for marketing purposes. — Photo Amy Haskell Photography


Entrepreneurial
 
MBA-level

theory, application, funding, creation

students work in teams to design, create, brand, solicit funding 
and market their product, including


Entrepreneurial concepts and theories
Interviewing and market research techniques and skills
Techniques to gain investors and sell products
Pitching an original product idea
Forming and organizing collaborative teams
Market research and interviews
Financial calculations and projections
Branding, packaging, logos and social media
Fabrication and testing
Creating a pitch deck
Soliciting funding
Making sales

“This is an awesome opportunity for students in high school. Students are waiting until college, waiting until grad school in an MBA program, to do what we’ve done with the (Entrepreneurial Institute) students, and I am so proud of how far they’ve come.”

— Yee Su ‘12,
entrepreneur and Carnegie Mellon MBA student.

Our Expert Mentors, Teachers, and Entrepreneurs

We are grateful to the following alumni and community members for working with our students as part of the 2021-22 Entrepreneurial Institute.

A Program of This Magnitude Requires Special Funding

Thank you to alumni parents Gurpreet and Reema Jaggi (Anisha ‘20) for your generous gift to support additional Fab Lab supplies and equipment, faculty salaries for extra work, travel funds for alumni guest speakers, and much more.

Arteen Arabshahi ‘09
Mat Friedman ‘11
Michael Rosenberg ‘14
Autumn Ruhe ‘01
Kristen Sawyer ‘08
Arya Shahi ‘05
Yee Su ‘12
program co-founder and in-house entrepreneurial mentor
Randi Dorman
Ying Fam
Amit Gujral
Saroosh Hedayati
Bre Smith
Ron Stauffer
Pam Treadwell-Rubin
Maggie Zheng

Are you ready to join
The Gregory School community?

Searching for a new educational experience is exciting, and it’s our hope that you’ll use our admission process to learn more about the wide range of student opportunity available here. To start the admission process we encourage you to take the steps below.


3231 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 327-6395
Fax: (520) 327-8276
The Gregory School is an independent, private,
non-profit 501(C)(3), coed day school for grades 5-12.