Schoolyard Ventures Summer Camp
Learn how to launch a business, while developing business skills, building your resume and having fun! On campus at Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship
Dates: July 17th – July 28th, 2017.
Location: On Campus at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Ages: Current 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th grade students may apply
Description: The Entrepreneurial Ventures Program gives teens the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and to build the skills and mindset required to solve real world problems. Students will learn from experienced entrepreneurs how to use entrepreneurship, not only to generate revenue but to improve the world. Since 2009, Schoolyard Ventures has helped over 1,300 students launch ventures ranging from app development companies and micro-finance projects to fashion labels and food startups.
Students will learn how to:
- Identify market opportunities
- Test venture ideas quickly
- Develop a plan for launching a venture
- Create a compelling value proposition
- Leverage their entrepreneurial activities to secure internships
- Start developing a professional network
- Understand how customers, employers and colleges view them and their strengths
- Present their ideas to potential investors and advocates
Students will also have the opportunity to take a guided campus tour, meet with the admissions team, meet Drexel students and learn about Drexel’s entrepreneurship offerings at the Close School of Entrepreneurship.
Option 1: Day Program with second week overnight experience: $1,795. Full two week program, July 17th – July 28th, includes 5 overnight stays in Drexel dorms July 23rd – 28th. Breakfast and lunch included. Dinners included during the second week.
Option 2: Full Residential Program: $2,795. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Move-in evening of July 16th, move-out afternoon of July 28th.
50% Deposit due upon acceptance into the program.
Application Process: Interested students should apply via the link below. Phone admissions interviews will be scheduled with students after their application is received.
Deadline: May 15th.
Expect admissions decisions to be made within two weeks. Deposit mailing instructions will be sent at time of acceptance. Please note, this program will reach capacity quickly. We encourage you to apply early.
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