Many of today’s youth aspire to become successful entrepreneurs. Sadly, there aren’t many programs to support the training of tomorrow’s business creators. Beta Bowl has developed one of the country’s leading business training and accelerator programs for students to close that gap.
Beta Bowl is a virtual program for today’s aspiring student entrepreneurs. The program helps students from high school or even younger levels bring their businesses from ideation to launch. Through their many interactive initiatives and rich training materials, the company helps young entrepreneurs learn how to pitch their business ideas, operate a startup, develop a product, and market to a target audience. The main ways that the business accelerator program does this is using online courses, group and individual virtual coaching, practical application projects, an end of boot camp pitching contest, and many other activities.
Rachel Greenberg, a former Wall Street investment banker turned full-time entrepreneur, founded the innovative program. Rachel has had extensive experience in starting, running, and marketing business ventures, especially in their early stages. Her work is instrumental to the success of many businesses. Before launching Beta Bowl, she helped create marketing and business strategies that turned into millions of customers and tens of millions in business revenue. She has also helped multiple business startups raise millions of dollars in venture capital.
In her years as a business startup founder and consultant, the startup expert frequently received requests from students for mentorship. Moreover, many parents who hoped for more entrepreneurial paths for their kids also came to Rachel to guide their children. As more and more young and aspiring entrepreneurs approached her, Rachel decided to answer the call.
Entrepreneurship is not a subject tackled in pre-university academics and non-business courses. Yet with today’s growing technologies and trends, there has never been a better time to start a business. Acknowledging this, Rachel Greenberg set out to start Beta Bowl. She began with a focus group of forty students from all over the United States, teaching them how to set up a business in twelve weeks. After the culmination of her first boot camp, her students went on to start their ventures.
Since then, Beta Bowl has trained hundreds of students in the area of entrepreneurship. Many of their students have gone on to win business accelerator funding competitions. One such story that highlights the success of the program is the experience of Justin Leusner. A unique high schooler with a large social media presence, the New Jersey native came to the program planning an innovative business venture. The problem was that Justin didn’t know very much about starting or running a business. Humble and eager to learn, Justin absorbed all he could through the program’s training and activities.
By the end of Beta Bowl, Justin was able to launch YF Visuals, a business-to-business video editing brand. Today, Justin services eight large clients and has enough revenue to fund a small team. The company has created over two hundred videos to date that have accumulated over five million views for their clients. Justin’s story is just one of the many students whose lives are forever changed because of Beta Bowl.
On top of helping students start businesses early on, Beta Bowl has also become a stepping stone for many students to get into college business programs. Many of the program’s graduates have gone on to top colleges (and in some cases, scholarships to honors and business programs within those colleges), including UNC, UConn, UT-Austin, Babson, USC (CA), Elon, and many more. The business accelerator’s alumni have also received substantial scholarships for some of the country’s best entrepreneurship programs, as well as grants and prize funding to further their ideas.
Rachel Greenberg asserts that this is just the beginning of Beta Bowl. She looks to train even more students and hopes to create the next wave of successful business owners that will shape the economy at large. Rachel believes in students’ capacity to dream big and hopes to support as many as she can in making their vision a tangible reality.