NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2016

SUMMER CAMPS FOR STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS

We are pleased to highlight some summer camps that offer a focus on business and entrepreneurship.

Young Entrepreneur Camp at University School – more info here.
A program of University School, June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, geared to students with a high level of interest in entrepreneurship who will be entering grades 7-9. Through fun games, activities, group projects, and launching a small business, campers will learn business and marketing strategy, teamwork, and essential problem solving and leadership skills.

Cleveland Clinic Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program for Minorities – deadline March 4, more info here.

Learning About Business (LAB Week) – deadline March 15, more info here.

Ohio Business Week – deadline April 30, more info here.

FREE WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS

Teacher Workshops in conjunction with The University of Akron BEST Medicine Engineering Fair will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 9:30am-12:15pm. These are free workshops with limited space. CEUs for attendance are available.

Register for one or both sessions and find more info here.

Entrepreneurship Education – Why and How to Provide it to STEM Students
Jessie Jones, Assistant Director, Young Entrepreneur Institute and Regional Director, Lemonade Day Northeast Ohio

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Daniel Sansuchat, Technology Exploration, Dublin Coffman High School

Questions? Contact Carin A. Helfer, Ph.D., chelfer@uakron.edu or 330-972-6104.

CELEBRATE YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Seats are available for Andrew Yang’s afternoon presentation from 1:15-2:15pm on Wednesday, April 13 at University School’s Shaker Heights campus. Andrew is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America and author of Smart People Should Build Things. The program is free and bus transportation reimbursement is available.

Click here to register your school.

SELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS

Entrovation will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 11am-6pm. This is an excellent opportunity for middle school and high school entrepreneurs to sell to the public. The event anticipates 5,000 attendees. Spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Please register directly on the Entrovation website and click “Become an Exhibitor.” Fill out the form and make sure to check that you are a youth entrepreneur. Please ignore the note about the booth fee. Expo participation is free for the first 50 student entrepreneurs. Please register by February 29, 2016. Contact Reka Barabas rbarabas@us.edu with questions.

WHAT’S ALL THE BUZZ ABOUT?

Enter Selling Bee, a business idea competition for K-8 Northeast Ohio students, starting April 8. Stay tuned for details! Questions in the meantime? Contact Wendy Wercion, wwercion@us.edu.