Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

New: Summer Incubator, A BEAM Program & Dfarm COLLABORATION

  • Take a design thinking + entrepreneurship class at Stanford University

  • Work with companies to develop your prototype

  • Present your prototype to industry experts for a chance to get funding and mentorship

 
 
 
 
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We strive to provide high school students with an unparalleled business and math education experience, allowing students to start their own businesses and dive into projects with real-world impact.

 
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Worldwide, BEAM has brought influential curriculum and fantastic opportunities to numerous communities, schools, and companies. Projects that BEAM students complete help advance the efforts of companies and teach students valuable communication and collaboration skills as well as skills in data analysis, marketing, business strategy, and more. Scroll down to see our impact statistics and learn more.

 

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Communities Served

BEAM is an international community, having locations in the US, Mexico, and Europe.

100+

Projects Completed

BEAM students complete internships in areas such as finance, marketing, data analysis, in HR.

750+

Students Impacted

BEAM’s world-class curriculum and unique internship opportunities have impacted hundreds of students worldwide.

 
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BEAM is build upon a strong partnership between schools and companies that connects students to industry experts and companies in the community who serve as mentors, funding partners, guest speakers, and more.

 
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During the program, high school students learn the BEAM curriculum through the development of their own startups. The students design and develop self-driven, cross-curricular solutions to solve problems while being mentored by industry professionals from the community.

Real-world business experience that [students] rarely get
— Palo Alto Online
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Upon successful completion of the BEAM curriculum, students have the opportunity to launch their startup or apply for internships, in areas such as finance, marketing, data analysis, and HR, at companies in the BEAM network.

 
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BEAM’s Board of Directors and Advisory Committee are comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, industry experts, program alumni, and community leaders, who all come together with the common goal of revolutionizing high school education.

 
The BEAM teacher, student executive team, and key mentors in 2015.

The BEAM teacher, student executive team, and key mentors in 2015.

The BEAM teachers and student executive team in 2019 at the 5th Annual Summit Event held at SAP.

The BEAM teachers and student executive team in 2019 at the 5th Annual Summit Event held at SAP.

 
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As a school program at numerous high schools around the world and a California 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, BEAM is always looking for help to deliver a superior high school business education experience to our students. Whether you are an industry expert looking to give back to education or just a parent interested in what their child is doing, we would love to have your assistance.

 

Become a partner

BEAM thrives on its extensive network of partner companies that provide mentors, internships, and more.

Volunteer with Us

BEAM is always looking for enthusiastic business experts to serve as mentors to students, guest speakers on curriculum topics, or helping plan and run events.

Make a Donation

BEAM runs on generous donations from companies and community members to provide enriching experiences for students. Every dollar makes a difference.