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Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy

Student particpating in the Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy work together as a team to solve an innovation challenge.

The Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy at the Chaifetz School of Business offers high school students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, grow their business skills and develop their own entrepreneurial ideas each summer at a week-long enrichment program on the campus of Saint Louis University. Presented by the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship, the camp offers participants the opportunity to connect with fellow entrepreneurial high school students from around the region, SLU students and some of St. Louis' most successful entrepreneurs while competing in a pitch competition. 

July 27-31, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Register Now

What to Expect 

In light of the ongoing public health situation, the 2020 Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy will be offered completely online. The virtual format will offer participants the opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs from across the country while participating in engaging workshops and activities. The 2020 Allsup Academy will include:

  • Daily keynote by a nationally recognized teen entrepreneur
  • Interactive innovation challenges
  • Virtual tours, office hours and mentorship opportunities
  • Workshops to assist students in developing their own business ideas
  • Virtual pitch competition to conclude the camp where participants will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win prize money

View the 2020 Allsup Academy Schedule

Keynote Speakers

Monday, July 27Teen entrepeneur Lilly Born speaks from behind a podium.Lily Born
Founder of Imagiroo 

Wednesday, July 29Jahkil Jackson poses for a photo with a basketball.Jahkil Jackson
Founder of Project I Am

Friday, July 31 
Mikaila UlmerMikaila Ulmer
Founder & CEO of Me & the Bees Lemondae 

Tuesday, July 28Joshua WilliamsJoshua Williams
Founder of Joshua's Heart Foundation

Thursday, July 30 Gabby Goodwin speaks to a group about her experience as a teen entrepreneur.Gabby Goodwin
CEO of Confidence
& inventor of GaBBY Bows


In recognition of the financial challenges many face during these unprecedented times, the 2020 Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy is being offered free of cost.

Interested in Volunteering?

Are you an entrepreneur interested in sharing your passion and expertise with aspiring entrepreneurs. The Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy is looking for volunteers to serve as guest speakers, mentors and pitch competition judges.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Still have questions?

Contact Laura Brugger, youth programs coordinator, at for additional information.