Summer Program Spotlight: Ethical Entrepreneurship

By: Dr. Karen Rezach, Director of the Ethics Institute

June 22-26, 2020

9 am – 12 pm


The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School, in partnership with Montclair State University’s Center for Innovation, is running a coed virtual summer program for high school students on Ethical Entrepreneurship. This one-week virtual program combines ethics, product design, and entrepreneurship to help build the skills to become socially responsible leaders who can take an idea from incubation to creation. Experts in the fields of ethics, innovation, and business will guide students through identifying a need in their community, brainstorming solutions, and designing an innovative intervention.

This summer program will be your IMPETUS TO ACTION!

✅ Define community challenges

✅ Iterate solutions through innovation and entrepreneurship business models

✅ Present outcomes at the culminating event on June 26, 2020

The Coronavirus has had devastating effects on all aspects of our society:

  • Small Businesses in our Towns
  • City, County, and State Governments
  • Schools
  • Housing Markets
  • Manufacturers of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other essential items

This program will encourage the development of:

  • Empathy
  • Ethical Thinking
  • Innovation and Design Thinking
  • Entrepreneurship Mindset
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Teamwork And Collaboration

Program Facilitators

Dr. Karen Rezach, Director of the Ethics Institute, Kent Place School

Michele Ansbacher, Adjunct Professor & Executive in Residence at the Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University

Jason Frasca, Entrepreneurship Instructor and Startup Mentor, Montclair State University

Iain Kerr, Co-Director MIX Lab / Instructor of Innovation Design, Montclair State University

Mark Semioli, MS History Teacher & History Department Chair, Kent Place School