UCSB Entrepreneurial Pre-college Program

Participants who enter the 2021 GYEC Final Round can apply for the UCSB Entrepreneurial Pre-college program without submitting any standardized test scores (such as SAT/ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.). This program is not included in the final round registration. Participants need to apply and pay the extra tuition for the program. The tuition for the UCSB Entrepreneurial Pre-college program is $2,000 per participant. The program includes:

Program Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn and demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset through a set of growth reflections.
  • Students will develop and demonstrate entrepreneurial skills.
  • Students will learn to navigate entrepreneurial frameworks, using tools to fuel new enterprises.
  • Students will create and test a minimum viable product.
  • Students will create a strategic plan for growing and scaling their venture.

Program Modules

Module 1: Entrepreneurial Mindset

Class 1: Risk & Growth

Class 2: Finding Opportunity

Class 3: Meeting Customer Needs

Module 3: Entrepreneurial Frameworks

Class 1: Lean Startup

Class 2: The Value Proposition

Class 3: The Business Model

Module 5: Entrepreneurial Growth

Class 1: Pivot & Finances

Class 2: Metrics and Systems

Class 3: Scaling

Module 2: Entrepreneurial Skills

Class 1: Networking & Collaboration

Class 2: Research & Learning

Class 3: Communication & Persuasion

Module 4: Entrepreneurial Learning

Class 1: The Minimum Viable Product

Class 2: Building your Minimum Viable Product

Class 3: Testing your Minimum Viable Product

Program Activities

Each lesson contains 3 activities/assignments. Additionally, each unit has a culminating project.

  • Quizzes
    • Each lesson contains a short quiz to verify content understanding.
  • Action Activity
    • Each lesson contains an activity where students must apply the lesson learning.
  • Reflection
    • Each lesson contains a reflection assignment that allows students to reflect on their learning.
  • Unit Culminating Project
    • The Unit Culminating Project will allow students to apply their learning for the entire unit to a real-world entrepreneurial project.

Program Instructors

Jashin Lin

Jashin Lin is a cross-cultural bridge builder who blazes new trails to elevate individuals, uplift communities and grow businesses globally. She currently serves as a Global Project Manager on Corporate Development, Distribution Partnerships at ByteDance (TikTok), where she drives global strategy, leads large scale global initiatives, and manages high profile projects to bring ByteDance’s suite of products into peoples’ daily digital lives, spreading joy and creativity around the world. Prior to ByteDance, Jashin was a management consultant at GEP Worldwide. She advised Fortune 500 companies by formulating strategic recommendations, opportunity assessment, landscape analysis, expenditure modeling, and execution roadmaps to improve the bottom-line. Jashin graduated from Questrom School of Business at Boston University in 2016 as the sole recipient of the Dean's Community Service Award, and was inducted to The Scarlet Key Honor Society, the highest undergraduate honor at the university. In fall 2021, Jashin is heading back to Boston to obtain a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School. Jashin has lived in 10 cities in three countries in the past decade, and has traveled to more than 30 countries.

Dr. Brett Taylor

Dr. Brett Taylor has extensive experience working with young adults developing entrepreneurship skills. Brett holds an Ed.D. degree in Educational Administration from the University of the Pacific, an M.B.A. from Babson College, an M.A. in Education from U.C. Davis, and a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.