Summers @ Mizzou
July 13-17, 2014
Are you interested in learning how to earn your own income, work at something you love, or take up a cause to make a difference? Explore the world of entrepreneurs and get ready to start something! Meet new friends, experience life on campus, and team up with students, entrepreneurs, social media experts, and business advisors who can help you. At camp, you will gain the confidence, connections, and a course of action to make your imprint on the world as a young entrepreneur!
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Why youth should attend?
It’s fun! It’s hands-on! It’s educational! It’s meeting new people! It’s right now!
What youth are saying.
- “(Camp) exceeded my expectations…we were treated like real entrepreneurs.”
- “I learned to create ideas and expand them. This will help me further in my life.”
- “I loved getting to talk to business professionals and learning how they got to where they are today.”
- “I learned about the challenges of starting a business and how to overcome those challenges. Now I will be able to start a business, instead of in 15 years.”
- “I loved getting to talk with the pros. The one-on-one advisor session was way cool.”
- “It went way beyond what I imagined!”
Examples of youth micro-business ideas.
- Digital audio conversion services
- Beekeeping and honey
- Natural soap products
- Herbal lip gloss
- Musical instrument repair
- Youth motivational speaking
100% of youth said camp strengthened an existing business idea or inspired a new one. 81% were more confident they would pursue entrepreneurship following camp!
Why parents should send...
Today’s young people (or Generation Z, born since 1984) are being called the “entrepreneurial generation.” More than two-thirds of high school students say they would like to start their own business someday. Kids begin to learn marketable skills and habits early which contribute to success throughout their lives.
Entrepreneurial skills are becoming more valued within the workforce in education, industry, and government, and for starting for-profit or non-profit ventures.
At Build-a-Business Camp, youth ages 12-17...
- Explore entrepreneurship as a career or lifestyle
- Develop an idea for a youth micro-business they would like to start
- Learn basics from money, tax, and insurance professionals
- Network with student entrepreneurs and gain advice from adult mentors
- Create a plan for starting their micro-business at the age they are
- Practice pitching their idea to others
Life skills youth take away from their camp experience include: goal-setting, wise use of resources, teamwork, problem-solving, record keeping, a greater sense of self-determination for the future, and more!
Why communities should sponsor...
Local “home-grown” entrepreneurs are a new economic engine for local communities, creating jobs and generating new investment. Communities who invest in entrepreneurs, especially young people, are defining themselves as “entrepreneur-friendly.”
Local organizations or private individuals who support young entrepreneurs are cultivating new talent for their communities, while reversing the loss of young people to “brain drain.”
A full or partial scholarship for a young person to attend Build-a-Business Camp is an investment in discovering and developing a new generation of community entrepreneurs!
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