You Get Out What You Put In: The Entrepreneurship Academy @LindenPointe

Student Blog Post- Written by Students from the Class of 2023: Cassandra Dancak (Kennedy Catholic), Emily Distler (Hermitage), Lucio Chrestay (Sharpsville), and Sylvia Clark (Hermitage)

You get out of the Entrepreneurship Academy what you put into it. Individuals must take the initiative to embark on an entrepreneurial journey of a lifetime to reach their goals both personally and professionally. There are three main factors to gaining future success through the eAcademy program, which includes: paying attention, working together, and staying on task.

At the eAcademy, paying attention in class is one of the most important things you can do. Instructions are concise so students must stay alert in the college-like setting. The class is fast-paced and it is the responsibility of each individual to be able to understand what is going on and keep up with the course load.

Working together is a main factor of success since students collaborate in a business startup group during the 2nd semester. Class of 2023 features six student startup teams that include students with unique personality types, working styles, and backgrounds. Getting along and working together with team members is an important skill needed both in the classroom and in the workplace.

Working in small groups is a daily routine in the eAcademy, so cooperation is vital to the program as well as each individual’s success.

To ensure each startup’s success, students must stay on task to accomplish MIT’s 24 Steps to a Successful Startup curriculum. Each team has the chance to compete for $5,000 of prize money at Demo Day so students must take all measures to ensure their business plan and pitch are to perfection. Everyone in the group must take everyone else’s thoughts into consideration so that all voices and opinions are heard.

To get the most fulfilling experience while in the eAcademy classroom, students must pay attention, work together, and stay on task. By doing this, students will reap countless benefits and ensure both personal and professional success both now and in the future!

If you’d like more information on the eAcademy program, please reach out to Program Director, Katie Parr, at