Anderson Scholars Entrepreneurship Concentration

A Unique Opportunity for University School Freshmen
The Anderson Scholars Program enables a student to pursue his passion with structure, rigor, and depth throughout his high school career. With guidance from an advisor, an Anderson Scholar will participate in an individualized program that connects course work with significant experiences outside the walls of the school.

In his freshman year, an interested student submits an application and is interviewed. If he is selected as an Anderson Scholar candidate, he will pursue an individualized program for three years beginning his sophomore year. The Anderson Scholars program is designed to give additional context and substance to University School curricular requirements.

Entrepreneurship Concentration
Are you interested in learning more about business and earning money?
The Entrepreneur Institute helps you learn business skills and provides opportunities to meet with successful entrepreneurs. An Entrepreneurship Concentration allows you to explore the world of business in detail through coursework, extracurricular activities, and a summer job experience. It culminates with you managing your own small business that you have created. If you have ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur, the Entrepreneurship Concentration is a great place to start!

Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship

University School alumnus Jon Kaplan, head of Global Sales at Pinterest, was the featured speaker at Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship. Mr. Kaplan oversees all aspects of the company’s global sales and operations organization. His team works with both large and small clients, agencies and technology partners across the full range of Pinterest’s advertising solutions.

Prior to Pinterest, Jon spent 12 years at Google, most recently serving as vice president of U.S. sales where he was responsible for search, display, YouTube and DoubleClick programmatic solutions across a range of industries. Earlier in his career, he was the first business hire at, worked at the PGA of America and represented athletes at SFX Sports. Jon is the on the board of NYC and Company, and is an advisor to Metamorphic Ventures.

Following Mr. Kaplan's talk, there were opportunites to purchase products created and promoted by our young entrepreneurs at the market. Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship is presented in partnership with University School and is made possible through the generous support of Burton D. Morgan Foundation. For more information, please contact Mary Schoen at 216-831-2200 x7496 or click here to email her directly.

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Entrepreneurship News

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  • Celebrating Youth Entrepreneurship

    Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship at University School was Wednesday, April 12. The 9th annual event featured Jon Kaplan, Head of Global Sales at Pinterst, formerly Vice President of US Sales at Google. Prior to the evening keynote, Jon spoke to over 800 students from 17 Northeast Ohio schools. Over 300 people attended the evening keynote and Young Entrepreneur Market, where nearly 50 students sold their creations to attendees. Click here to view more photos from the event.
  • James Sheeler, Rahil Shah, Matthew Locker

    Entrepreneur Cup Winners

    Charging bracelet, Middle-Eastern spice and foods, and coaching program win.
  • NEW Young Entrepreneur Camp for Middle School Students

    US is offering an entrepreneur camp for middle school students.
  • US Hosts Entrepreneur Education Conference

    More than 400 teachers, students and entrepreneurship program directors from around Northeast Ohio gather for ENSPIRE 2016.

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