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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 attended StartUp Tucson's 10West Festival. 

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


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.

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.