The Center for Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business is looking for area high school students interested in small business and entrepreneurship to take part in the Allsup Summer Entrepreneurship Academy Monday-Friday July 25-29.
|Area teens get hands-on knowledge about small business at the annual Allsup Summer Entrepreneurship Academy.|
The intensive, one-week program for teen entrepreneurs focuses on innovation as well as the practical steps needed to start a business.
Student teams explore their creativity, learn the value of teamwork, meet new friends and have fun while learning what it takes to start a business and be your own boss.
The cost of the program is $495. Generous scholarship assistance is available.
Activities at the Allsup Summer Entrepreneurship Academy include:
A business plan competition with cash prizes (1st place: $300/team; 2nd place: $200/team; 3rd place:$100/team; Honorable Mentions: $25/each)
- Hands-on experiential learning
- Interaction with area entrepreneurs
- Real world business examples
- Team building exercises
- Family/international business case studies
- A tour of a local business incubator
Educators and business professionals serve as consultants and mentor students as they learn product development, business strategies and team building concepts. The teams compete for cash prizes when the presentations are judged at the end of the week.
The summer academy is sponsored by Allsup Inc., Southwestern Illinois Community College, the Coleman Foundation and SLU's Center for Entrepreneurship.
For more information or to apply for scholarships, visit ecenter.slu.edu or contact Jeanne Rhodes at the Center for Entrepreneurship at (314) 977-3850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.