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Youth Entrepreneurship Camp

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Sign up to get hands-on training and experience in entrepreneurship. The summer youth camps are free, but seats are limited. For more information, contact us at entrepreneurshipacademy@bowiestate.edu.

Deadline to apply is June 20th

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The Entrepreneurship Academy at Bowie State University will host three free virtual summer programs for middle and high school students. Our free entrepreneurship summer youth camps sponsored by Citi will provide teens aged 11-19 years the opportunity to explore key aspects of the entrepreneurial mindset, starting a business, scaling, and growing a business idea or venture.

Camps will offer participants the opportunity to develop or enhance their team building, research, and presentation skills. Each camp will be offered virtually through live and recorded sessions along with mentoring sessions by professionals from the business community. Our summer camp participants are expected to dedicate a minimum of 2.5 – 3 hours a day to campus activities and deliverables. All campers will receive certificates of participation upon completion. 

Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Mindset Youth Summer Camp

Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 19, 2021

This camp will focus on an introduction to entrepreneurship. Each daily session will consist of a live session from 10 am – 11 am with afternoon group sessions. Campers will be introduced to the eight key life skills of successful entrepreneurs. Campers will collaborate in teams to develop and pitch business ideas. Each camp will have a host of guest speakers, business coaches, and mentors. The Camp will conclude with campers presenting their teams’ business ideas.  

Entrepreneurship Youth Camp 

Monday, July 26 – Friday, August 6, 2021

Our signature entrepreneurship youth camp is for those aspiring entrepreneurs who are still in the early stages of their ventures. Applicants who are eligible for this program must have a business venture in mind at the time of application. Daily virtual sessions will be held from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Campers will be immersed in the key aspects of starting a business including opportunity recognition, market research, and competitive advantage. They will also learn how to pitch their business ideas. Each day will feature live sessions and recorded content.

BSU Young Bulldog Accelerator Camp

Monday, July 26 – Friday, August 6, 2021

This camp is for young entrepreneurs who already have existing businesses, are in need of establishing a business model, or are at the prototyping stage of their business ventures. Each daily session will consist of a live session from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Campers will learn how to define their ventures by learning the business model canvas and how to scale their ventures for impact. The camp will conclude with campers presenting their business model.

Please note that the deadline to apply for any of the camps is June 20th.