Gain a 360 degree perspective on the start-up world while planning and launching your own business. Meet and engage with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Tour start-up companies at different stages of development. Learn key principles of innovation, identifying market opportunity, and financing new ventures. Put it all into practice by planning, pitching, and launching a start-up by the end of the week.
Dates: June 9-14, 2019 and June 16-21, 2019
Eligibility: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school and incoming college freshmen
Program Length: 1-week sessions
Program Tuition: $1,550 (Non-Residential), $2,350 (Residential)
Location: Charlotte, NC – Wake Forest University Charlotte Center
Residential or Non Residential: Non-Residential and Residential Options Available
*Courses carry no secondary school or college credit. Upon completion of the program, an official Wake Forest University certificate of achievement will be awarded to all Entrepreneurship Institute participants.
*Hands-on experiences are subject to change.
Charlotte Campus (Non-Residential Program) | $1,550
Charlotte Campus (Residential Program) | $2,350
*This “A Day in the Life” sample schedule is subject to change.
Academic Leader, Entrepreneurship Institute
A seasoned business leader, entrepreneur, dealmaker and investor, Eason’s career has included private equity consulting at Bain & Company; building a residential real estate investment firm; founding and leading a biotechnology company with a world renowned scientist; serving as CFO of a software company through $25M in capital raises; turning around a financially distressed light manufacturing company; and delivering strategic leadership development programs around the globe for a host of Fortune 100 companies.
As a consultant in the Private Equity Group of Bain & Company, he advised some of the nation’s most prominent private equity firms. Eason’s work included portfolio company growth and turn-around strategy formation and market due diligence for private equity acquisitions. Transactions ranged from VC stage to LBO stage companies.
Eason has negotiated numerous financing, technology licensing, grant, and partnership deals with major corporations, government agencies, top research universities, private foundations, and investors.
Eason received an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School. He also received the John L. Loeb Fellowship, the school’s highest academic honor in the field of finance. He holds a BA in English and mathematics from Vanderbilt University (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude), and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.