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, June 24, through Friday, June 28, 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 June 24 through June 28.

Camp GraphicYou 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
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring

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. On Wednesday, June 26, camp will be held in Schneider Hall, home of the Haworth College of Business. 

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 lara.hobson@wmich.edu.
  • Send by U.S. Mail to:

Lara Hobson
Entrepreneurship Camp
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5429

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Questions? Please call (269) 387-5860.

 Registration for the 2019 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Camp is closed.