Braathe Enterprises

We design and deliver customized teaching and training for entrepreneurs, businesses and start-ups.

Through our virtual internship program, we prepare talent for jobs with top companies and prepare leaders for launching their own enterprises.

Braathe Enterprises endeavors to be the premier teacher and trainer in Tech Valley, the Capital Region and beyond.

We desire to become a circle of influence that provides top talent to organizations and increased opportunities for start-ups that work with us.

Topics include business communication, marketing, project management and human resources.


Robert Braathe has management experience with Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts, Gap Retail and Apple, Inc. He has taught at several colleges including Skidmore College, SUNY Delhi, and Schenectady County Community College

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Braathe Speaking at UMass Amherst to the National Society of Leadership and Success Thursday 4/24/2014

Robert Braathe will be speaking at 6pm to the National Society of Leadership and Success about leadership roles in business and leading a business.  This interactive talk will cover Braathe’s life as a student at UMass, leadership roles he has been a part of during and after college, and also tips for getting involved in internships.

Robert Braathe is a 1997 graduate of UMass and has mentored over 200 college students through his Virtual Internship Program, including UMass students Bobby O’Brien, Ari Wigdor and future Braathe Enterprises Science Virtual Internship intern Erin Amato, who joins Braathe this May as part of their newest internship program that immerses science students into the business world.

Come see Robert speak at the UMass Campus Center Room 163C Thursday April 24, 2014 at 6pm.

For more information on the Braathe Enterprises Virtual Internship Programs (BE-VIP), visit

If you’d like to schedule a time to speak with Robert, visit

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Braathe Speaking at Lunch In Boston 4/23 about Online CRM Tools and LinkedIn

Robert Braathe is speaking today, April 23, 2014 at a business in the Boston Seaport area about LinkedIn and other online tools for managing customer relationships.

This is one hour interactive lunch will cover LinkedIn Contacts, online scheduling tools and how you incorporate YouTube and blogging into your business.

This is Robert’s first visit to Boston this year.  A 1997 UMass alum, Braathe travels to Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore on a regular basis to provide customized training and classes for you and your business.  In May, he will be traveling to Nashville for a 3 day conference as well.

To book Robert for your lunch, class or event, email or schedule a call at

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Take a Summer Class in Entrepreneurship to Develop an Entrepreneruial Mindset at HVCC

Robert Braathe will be teaching a night class at Hudson Valley Community College this summer on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-750pm.

This HVCC course explores the dimensions of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship by studying processes that challenge existing models and pave the way for original solutions to problems or opportunities in any field. The focus is in stimulating creative thinking to generate ideas that may be implemented in the form of a new business venture. Students are encouraged to dream and think boldly and to move beyond traditional solutions towards innovation. Innovation is the conversion of knowledge and ideas into a benefit, either for commercial use or for the public good. This course explores the role of innovation in creating new or improved products, processes, or services. Further, students will explore the entrepreneurial process of creating value through the application of creativity and innovation through the introduction of systematic ways to more effectively find creative solutions.

To register, visit the HVCC Registration Website

Course Info:  Intro to Entrepreneurship – 42087 – ENTR 110 – 301 – Tuesday Thursday
6-750 PM – Brahan Hall 201 – May 19, 2014 – Aug 08, 2014

This course utilizes the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, a program Robert Braathe is certified to teach through the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, a partner of the Kauffman Foundation.

Inspired by the life story of Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is a powerful learning program designed to educate and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.

Built for rigor and relevance, this highly interactive program enables participants to learn directly from the first-hand experience of successful, “unlikely” entrepreneurs. The overall objective is to empower learners by exposing them to entrepreneurial thinking while immersing them in real-world entrepreneurial experiences.

Those who complete this course will be able to:

  • Develop critical thinking skills that will enable them to identify and evaluate opportunities, manage risks, and learn from the results.
  • Understand the process that enables entrepreneurs with limited resources to transform an idea into a sustainable success.
  • Understand and apply fundamental aspects of entrepreneurial thinking across disciplines and as a means of personal empowerment.
  • Establish goals, identify resources, and determine the steps required to accomplish their goals.
  • Identify and interact with local entrepreneurs within their own communities.
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Take an Online Class in Entrepreneurship this Fall at SUNY SCCC Taught by Robert Braathe

Robert Braathe of Braathe Enterprises has been teaching college classes since 2007, and Entrepreneurship and Project Management related courses since 2008.

This Entrepreneurship course, MGT 242, gives students a comprehensive overview of the management of small and entrepreneurial ventures. Topics covered include pursuing franchising and existing business opportunities, creating a business plan, exploring target markets, developing the right marketing mix, pricing and credit strategies, selling, and effective customer service. In addition, the course also reviews understanding and managing start-up, fixed and variable costs, managing risk, operating for success, location, facilities and layout, human resources and management, leadership, and ethical practices.

Course Information for Registration is below. To register, visit the Schenectady County Community College Registrar website

91518 MGT242-71 Entrepreneurship 3 ONLINE Braathe,R

For information on other classes Robert and his team at Braathe Enterprises can design and deliver for you and your business, schedule a courtesy call at

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Braathe to Teach Human Resources Class Monday Nights in Schenectady at SCCC

On Monday nights this fall, take a 15 week college class in Human Resources taught by Robert Braathe, founder of Braathe Enterprises.

This course focuses on contemporary theory and practices relating to the management of people. Topics covered include meeting human resource challenges, managing work flows, conducting job analysis, understanding equal opportunity and the legal environment, managing diversity, recruiting/selecting employees, managing separations and downsizing, managing performance, and training. In addition, the course reviews managing compensation, rewarding performance, designing and administering benefits, developing employee relations, and managing discipline.

Course Information for Registration is below.  To register, visit the Schenectady County Community College Registrar website

92291 MGT127-51 Human Resource Mgt 3 M 06:00-09:00pm CCC 217 Braathe,R
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