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Teen Entrepreneurship Academy

An innovative program for incoming high school juniors and seniors who have an interest in entrepreneurship, green technology, and having FUN

Networking Reception
Networking Reception
Teamwork

Students work in teams on a fundamental business case to determine the best way to market a product, identify capital needs, and devise a plan for managing the business successfully!

2010 Academy Members
2010 Academy Members
Professional Staff

The Academy is led by the Walter E. Heller College of Business faculty and staff with critical assistance from Purdue University, industry leaders and successful green-tech business entrepreneurs.

Mentors
Mentors

Teen Entrepreneurship Academy

2014 Corporate Sponsor:

 Motorola Solutions Foundation

Overview

Roosevelt University, Walter E. Heller College of Business is offering an opportunity to incoming high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate an aptitude in the areas of math, science and technology along with an interest in entrepreneurship.

Selected students will attend one of two five-day, green-technology focused Entrepreneurship Academy at Roosevelt University's new Wabash Building at  the Chicago campus

  • June 15 - June 20, 2014 
  • June 22 – June 27, 2014 

View a YouTube clip of the 2013 Entrepreneurship Academy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu4IPwO9EMA

The Academy will be led by the Heller College of Business faculty and staff with critical assistance from industry leaders and successful green-tech business entrepreneurs. We are pleased to introduce Shane Scott, who will be the instructor for 2014. Students work in teams on a fundamental business case to determine the best way for a business to compete, identify capital needs to start a business and devise a plan for managing a business successfully. 

Participants are provided with business cases, two days of instruction and necessary materials to assist them in the successful completion of the program. On the final day, teams give a 15-minute “investor pitch” to a panel of judges in a business plan competition setting. Tuition vouchers to Roosevelt University are awarded to the top team whose presentation is judged as having the most solid business strategy and potential for success.

Goal

The goal of the Roosevelt University Entrepreneurship Academy is to provide entrepreneurship training, innovative green technology awareness and life skills that empower young people and offer them unique opportunities and real-world experiences.

Entrepreneurs

Green-tech entrepreneurs representing a variety of technology backgrounds, expertise and products will mentor the teams throughout the week. The teams also will hear from guest presenters who will share their stories of success and lessons learned.

Tours

Students will tour high-tech green facilities in Chicago and its surrounding areas. During the tours, students will visit with business owners and managers and observe entrepreneurs in action.

Nomination Process

All incoming high school juniors and seniors meeting the basic criteria are eligible to be nominated. Students must be nominated by a teacher, principal or community leader. Nomination applications can be filled out here:  APPLICATION

Criteria

The student must demonstrate an aptitude in the areas of business, science and technology along with an interest in entrepreneurship..

Competitive Criteria

The following are examples of what to look for when nominating a student:

  • Creativity and initiative
  • Recognition by peers as a leader
  • Ability to work with others and respect diversity
  • Overall academic strength; takes challenging courses and excels in them

Testimonial

A brief written statement from the nominator certifying the student’s character, conduct and qualifications.

Student Essay

A 250-word essay from the nominated student stating what he/she expects to learn at the Roosevelt University Entrepreneurship Academy.

Cost and Commitment

The camp is free. The Heller College of Business will cover the expense for all accepted applicants. This expenses include room, board, field trips (less spending money) and instructional materials needed to complete the program. Families are responsible for transportation to and from the program and pocket money. Students must remain in residence for the full five-day program. Students are expected to arrive promptly and participate fully in all seminars, workshops and activities.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Roosevelt University Entrepreneurship Academy, please contact: Dean Terri Friel.