STEM Entrepreneurship Institute

STEM Entrepreneurship Institute ™

During this four week hands-on experiential summer STEM entrepreneurship program, we will use innovation, science and technology to engineer a new business from scratch, attract customers and learn how to measure and attribute results to marketing efforts. No previous knowledge or experience required.

The STEM Entrepreneurship Institute is the perfect place to learn how to start a business and be empowered to test your business ideas effectively with very little resources.

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Summer 2024 Dates: July 1-25 | Aventura, FL

Limited spaces available!

This program sells out every year – don’t lose your chance to join us by waiting too long.
Only 12 students accepted per year.

✔️ Launch a startup in 4 weeks and get your first paying customers
✔️ Build your resume with real-world experience and results
✔️ Meet other first time entrepreneurs and build your network
✔️ Learn team-work by creating a start-up with other passionate individuals
✔️ Get lifetime access to the ELEVIN Solutions Slack community of entrepreneurs

Program Details

During this four week program we will meet in-person Modays and Thursdays for four hours per day in Aventura, FL and you will be expected to work on your own at least 4 hours per day the rest of the days. You will come up with ideas, choose the one with the highest potential, develop a minimum viable product , attract your first customers, analyze your results and pitch to expert judges, VCs and other entrepreneurs. You may even earn the $5,000 ELEVIN Solutions Award and the opportunity to enter the ELEVIN Solutions acceleration program.

Summer 2024 Dates: July 1-25
Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays (Time TBD)

This program sells out every year – don’t lose your chance to join us by waiting too long. Apply now.
Only 12 students accepted per year.

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WEEK 1 – Foundations & Ideation

– Understand the ELEVIN Methodology
– Brainstorm ideas
– Learn to identify viable ideas
– Define core business hypothesis
– Design an experiment to test your idea
– Plan your Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

WEEK 2 – Building an MVP

– Learn about technologies available to entrepreneurs
– Write the marketing messaging for your product
– Develop your website using WordPress (CMS)
– Create forms to acquire customers
– Create a sales funnel for your product using Hubspot (CRM)
– Use google analytics and other tools to measure your results

WEEK 3 – Getting Customers

– B2C and B2B Sales
– Social Media Marketing (SMM)
– Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
– Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
– Email Marketing
– Online Advertising (Google, Meta & Tiktok)

WEEK 4 – Measuring Results and Pitching

– Optimization methods
– Validating your hypothesis
– Creating an LLC and registering a trademark.
– Prepare a pitch for your business
– Pitching practice and feedback
– Demo day and pitching to expert judges

ELEVIN Solutions Award

The top student in each cohort will get a $5,000 USD award, which they may choose to share with their startup team or keep it to themselves.

Students will be evaluated individually based on their initiative, effort and results during the program, and as a group based on the strength of their final pitch to judges.


Enrique Levin

Enrique Levin, founder of ELEVIN Solutions, will be your guide and mentor during this program. Enrique is an entrepreneur with more than 30 startups in his portfolio and over 25 years of experience. He is a professor of experiential entrepreneurship, inestor, mentor and judge at MassChallenge, MIT DeltaV, I-Corps and multiple accelerators and incubators worldwide. He has worked with students from Brandeis University, Babson College, Tec of Monterrey, Boston Leadership Institute, Iberamerican University and other institutions. Enrique is an expert in frugal entrepreneurship and he will empower you to achieve real traction with minimal resources.

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Student Reviews

 Over 99% of our past students absolutely love our program. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I really l iked the practical approach to business. This program helped me erase the fear of trying to create.

This program opened my eyes to the business. He taught great valuable stuff I will use for the future.

Professors insights and understanding of entrepreneurial studies are excellent, depth of knowledge and real–world
applications in a short time was invaluable.

Awesome experience for students.

I learned so many aspects of entrepreneurship that I didn’t know before. Ex. Test the idea before making a big complicated product.

The program was great and the teacher was very engaging.

Working on a start up was a great experience that taught us a lot.

I loved the program and Enrique did an amazing job teaching us. I liked that we jumped right into it and learned through experience.

Thank you Enrique for sharing your experiences and enthusiasm. It was a great mentorship. 

The hands–on experience is superior to many other field projects. Enrique’s strategy in entrepreneurship is very different and interesting (different flavor of entrepreneurship)

Thank you Enrique! You’re the best. I just got my first sales to India and Nottingham, all thanks to your teachings. 

I gained a lot of valuable information throughout this course, and it was also a practical learning experience.

Enrique is an amazing teacher. We had a lot of fun and created an actual business.

This program opened my eyes to the business. He taught great valuable stuff I will use for the future.

Fun, educational, different, engaging, exploratory, practical.

I loved it! I would absolutely recommend the class, and Enrique is a brilliant business mind.

This program taught me a business startup and what steps it takes to be entrepreneurs. The teacher was very understanding and taught us many skills.

It really motivates thinking and doing. I’m impressed by the street test process. Students use diverse methods to gain
contacts with the target people and markets.

I learned a lot through the program as it is the first time I tried to start a business. The teacher, Enrique, really helped me.

I liked how encouraging, practical and helpful Enrique was.

I liked Enrique because he had a lot of passion working with us and dedicated equal time to each group so we could succeed.

Enrique is very knowledgeable about real world business. That taught me a lot.

Sharing challenges and lessons learned with the group every week and learning together as a group.

Bouncing ideas off of both Enrique and our fellow classmates was incredibly valuable.

The interactiveness during class was excellent. The group feedback was very useful.

Great hands on experience.

Having to do B2B cold calls was scary but super useful for my future.

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During the application review process, our admissions team evaluates various student attributes, ensuring a diverse and capable cohort for each program.

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    Applicant information

    We want to get to know you better

    What gets you excited? What are you good at?

    Tell us about your previous experiences starting a business (if any)


    If you need additional help or have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

    What is ELEVIN Solutions?

    Founded in 2016, ELEVIN Solutions is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses with little to no money. Learn more at

    What is SEI?

    The STEM Entrepreneurship Institute is an experiential summer program that empowers first time entrepreneurs with all the knowledgeand tools required to start a new business.

    What is the ELEVIN Solutions Slack community?

    It is a digital space where all previous entrepreneurs from all our programs can interact with each other and with the community we have formed. The best person to help you as an entrepreneur is another entrepreneur. It is also a direct channel to Enrique during and after the program.

    Does ELEVIN Solutions invest in SEI startups?

    We have a highly exclusive acceleration program. Participating in the STEM Entrepreneurship Institute increases your chances of getting into our acceleration program if you prove the potential of your idea. We only invest capital on startups that have graduated from our acceleration program.

    How is SEI different?

    Most programs will teach you the theory and expect you to learn how to apply it to reality. At the SEI you will actually build a startup in 4 weeks and even get your first customers.

    Do I get a Certificate?

    Upon completion of the program, all our students will receive a Certificate of Completion diploma. That said, your operating startup with real customers will be your best reward.

    What is the ELEVIN Solutions Award?

    We will be observing the behavior, commitment, effort and results of all students. During the last day, you will be pitching your company to a panel of experts. The highest performing individual with the strongest pitch will earn a $5,000 USD award and the opportunity to enter the ELEVIN Solutions accelerator.

    Who is SEI for?

    The STEM Entrepreneurship Institute is designed for anyone looking to develop the skills required to become an entrepreneur.

    Who is the instructor?

    Enrique Levin, founder of ELEVIN Solutions, will be your guide and mentor in this journey towards becoming an entrepreneur. Learn more about him at

    Where will it take place?

    In 2024 the program will be held at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Conference Center at 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180.

    How do I join?

    Please complete the application form.

    What do I need?

    All you need is your computer and the right attitude. No previous experience required. Most of the tools we will be using are completely free for entrepreneurs. That said, we recommend an optional budget of $1000 USD to run ad campaigns and get results faster.

    Do I need previous experience in entrepreneurship?

    The STEM Entreprenurship Institute is a program for first time entrepreneurs. You will learn everything you need in our sessions and no previous experience is required.

    Do I need to have an idea for a business?

    We always encourage thinking about new business ideas. That said, you do not need to have an idea before you apply. We will work together to develop ideas during our first sessions.

    How many students are in each cohort?

    Each cohort consists of only 12 students that are carefully selected to ensure they have the right incentives, aptitudes and diversity to ensure a rich and fulfilling experience for all students. Keeping groups small allows us to provide the best possible experience to all.

    Is the work individual or in groups?

    For the first few sessions the work will be individual. Once we hone-in on the best ideas democratically, you will choose your top three ideas and a team will be assigned based on your preferences.

    What is the acceptance rate?

    This is a highly competitive and exclusive program with only 12 spots per year. Historically, less than 5% of applicants get accepted. We make a big effort to ensure everyone accepted is a good fit to take full advantage of the experience and complement the cohort.

    If I am not accepted, can I apply again?

    If you are not accepted, you will recieve feedback on your application. We welcome you to re-submit your application considering the feedback and improving it.

    What if I miss a day?

    Our program is very fast-paced and missing a day could be detrimental to the success of your business. That said, if you are sick or can’t make it, we will do our best to help you catch up.

    How much does it cost?

    Summer 2024: $4950 USD.

    What payment methods do you accept?

    We use Stripe as our payment processor. We accept all credit and debit cards. All payments are processed securely and encrypted.

    What is the refund and cancellation policy?

    We offer full refunds if you cancel up to 30 days before the start of the program. If you cancel within 30 days and up to 7 days before the start, you will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 7 days  or after the start of the program are not refundable.

    Do you offer financial aid?

    Yes, we offer payment plans and financial aid scholarships that cover 20%-80% of the program cost. Families can apply for financial aid after being admitted to the program.

    Do I qualify for financial aid?

    Scholarships and payment plans are need-based and are mostly reserved for families with a total house-hold income of less than $100,000 USD. However, we take multiple factors into consideration including the value you can add to other students in the program.