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 (Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019)

  • Middle School Entrepreneurship Session (rising 7th, 8th, & 9th grades)
    June 15 – June 29, 2019
  • High School Immersion Critical Thinking, Problem Solving Session (rising 10th, 11th, & 12th grades)
    July 6 – July 20, 2019
  • High School Immersion Entrepreneurship Session (rising 10th, 11th, & 12th grades)
  • July 20 – August 3, 2019

Meet some students

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: www.EngineerAbel.com. Fun fact: I was invited to the White House Summit to discuss Computer Science in the American Next Generation High Schools.

Aldane Walters

Jamaica- B-BAY c/o 2016

My two weeks in the program was not only academically enriching, but socially & cognitively energizing. It was a joy vicariously experiencing other cultures through stories of classmates, sharing my proud heritage, all while learning from some of the best minds in the world. The most profound impact B-BAY had is informing my path to tertiary studies. I am a Berkeley City College student pursuing a two-year associate’s degree in Communication for transfer to a four-year university to pursue my dream of becoming a Television Producer. The lessons, such as how to operate in the “growth zone” of one’s life, will always stick with me.

Hannah Gini

Modesto, CA- B-BAY c/o 2014

I am currently a Junior Marketing Major at Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. My favorite B-BAY memory, is meeting students & experiencing everyone’s different ways of learning & thinking in a college setting. B-BAY allowed me to be creative & innovative in a collaborative environment. I also participate as social media chair/co-captain of the SCU Dance Team, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and a Business Dean’s Office employee. I recently completed a rotational intern program at Collins Electrical Company with a marketing emphasis. Fun Fact: I danced with Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars in the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show.

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.