Giving tomorrow's business leaders a head start

Middle School Entrepreneurship

Learn teamwork, entrepreneurship, business principles, financial accounting, marketing, and corporate social responsibility and get beyond that lemonade stand.

High School Entrepreneurship

This college prep business program is tailored to high school students who want to immerse themselves in the culture, academics, and life at Berkeley.

High School Critical Thinking

Where high school students reach beyond what they've learned in high school to wrestle with bigger issues, using academic rigor and critical thinking; and grapple with real-world issues that have a global impact beyond local and national borders

Sessions (Summer 2020)

  • Middle School Entrepreneurship Session (rising 7th, 8th, & 9th grades)
    June 13-June 27, 2020
  • High School Immersion Entrepreneurship Session I (rising 10th, 11th & 12th grades)
    July 5 – July 18, 2020
  • High School Immersion Entrepreneurship Session II (rising  10th, 11th, & 12th grades)
  • July 18 – August 1, 2020

Meet some students

Ruchi Shah

Cupertino, CA- B-BAY c/o 2017

I’m currently a second year studying Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. I attended the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth in the Summer of 2017 and it was one of the most enriching and remarkable experiences I’ve had. Not only was I exposed to the lifestyle of a college student, but I also was able to get insight on Haas classes that are offered by the university and develop my leadership, teamwork, and public speaking skills. My team and I placed 2nd in the competition and were able to create a professional business plan, pitch, and presentation in a span of just 2 weeks. Now at UC Berkeley, I’m involved in an organization called FEMTech that pushes women in the STEM field and represent my community in student government.

Akielia Willburgh

Jamaica- B-BAY c/o 2017 & 2018

I first took part in B-BAY for the  2017 Entrepreneurship high school session where my team ‘Afoodable’ placed third at the final showcase, followed by the 2018’s High School Critical Thinking session. Currently, I’m a junior at the University of Technology, Jamaica completing a Bachelor in Computer Science. My favorite B-BAY moments were networking with a diverse batch of students and  being challenged daily within the lecture rooms. I also enjoyed being immersed in the university lifestyle as this prepared me for what was to come my freshman year. Through my experiences they have further pushed me to be a student always which is one of the four defining principles.

Abel Regalado

East Oakland, CA- B-BAY c/o 2016

I took part in B-BAY 2016, in which my eam ‘ImmersED’ took 1st place in the Showcase. I learned Business Development by creating a business plan & pitching to investors. Now, I am a Berkeley City College student in Computer Science (CS) with the goal of transferring to UC Berkeley as a CS major. My passion lies in bridging the digital & CS education divide among underserved youth. I volunteer as a teacher assistant for Mission Bit, teaching students to code. I also enjoy attending coding meetups, hackathons, ‘Diversity & Inclusion in Tech’ conferences. You can learn more on my website: Fun fact: I was invited to the White House Summit to discuss Computer Science in the American Next Generation High Schools.

Kimberly Uehisa

Honolulu, Hawaii- B-BAY c/o 2010 & 2011

I am a 3rd year pre-med student majoring in Anthropology & minoring in Global Health at UCLA. I am a research volunteer with the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. My favorite B-BAY memory is building networks & learning how to be an entrepreneur. Participating in B-BAY increased my development of teamwork, perseverance, determination, & integrity. It taught me the professional & leadership skills necessary to be successful & make an impact through risk-taking. The transition into college was not an easy one since I was medically disqualified from my first choice, the US Naval Academy. It gave me appreciation for who I am to accept this adversity, live in a positive way and manage my goal to become a cardiologist.

The BBAY program is proud to be a part of the Institute for Business & Social Impact.