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HAVE YOU STARTED A BUSINESS OR THOUGHT OF STARTING A BUSINESS?
Do you wonder what it takes to be an entrepreneur, an engineer, a business owner?
Meet entrepreneurs, learn from experts, pitch your business idea and possibly receive funding for your business! Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Find out what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in Western Michigan University's five-day entrepreneurship camp Beyond the Lemonade Stand: An Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experience for grades 9-12. The camp will be held from July 9 through July 13.
You will learn about developing the mindset of an entrepreneur and walk away with tools to help you launch your business idea.
- Business plans
- Business models and financial fundamentals
- Startup financing
- Business pitch competition
Your days will be spent in brainstorming sessions, learning about key entrepreneurial principles from WMU business faculty, getting an up-close look and hands-on experience at WMU engineering labs, talking with WMU student entrepreneurs and engineers about how they have launched thriving businesses, meeting local entrepreneurs and learning about their entrepreneurship journeys, and preparing materials and plans for your business idea.
The camp will be held at WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Floyd Hall on the Parkview Campus, just three miles south of WMU's main campus.
Cost: $100, includes t-shirt, snacks each day and a pizza lunch on Friday.
Only 25 spots available!
Camp release form
All campers must have a release form on file with WMU prior to the start of camp. Guardians can submit forms using one of the following two methods:
- Scan and email the completed release form to Lara Hobson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send by U.S. Mail to:
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5429
Questions? Please call (269) 387-5860.
A Typical Day at Camp
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Ice breaker
- Introduction to entrepreneurship
- Business model and financial fundamentals
- Team building
- Visit to nearby high-tech businesses and engineering firms
- Networking with local entrepreneurs
- Team brainstorming sessions
- Tour of engineering project labs
- Successful business pitching
Meet entrepreneurs, learn from experts, pitch your business idea and possibly receive funding for your business!
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Camp is a collaboration between WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Haworth College of Business.