HW Inc. to be held in summer

Benjamin Most

Students can explore business and entrepreneurship opportunities this summer in a program called HW Inc., which will replace last year’s StartUp Scramble.

HW Inc. will last five days, two days longer than StartUp Scramble.

Instructional sessions on marketing, finance, law and leadership will be led by alumni businessmen, and students will be able to plan potential businesses.

“Inc. participants can expect to develop valuable business skills, go behind the scenes of a diverse group of companies and ventures and learn to speak business with industry standouts,” HW Inc. student leader Nick Abouzeid ’15 said. “We are looking for any and all motivated and creative Harvard-Westlake students of any grade, regardless of experience.”

Abouzeid said that on the first day, students will form teams and plan business ventures.

For the next three days, students will watch alumni lectures and spend the afternoon working on their specific ideas.

On the final night, teams will present a pitch to a panel of alumni.

“One of the biggest differences between Inc. and its predecessor is that it is being planned and it will be led entirely by Harvard-Westlake students,” Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin said.