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Youth Entrepreneurship Camp

Learning and running a business is an essential skill for anyone to have. Participants will develop a business venture during this three-week program starting with an idea and creating a BUSINESS to sell a product. 

Participants will learn to identify a problem, define a service audience, assess their competition, design a logo, and brand their company. This program is offered in collaboration with WeThrive.

The program runs from Monday through Thursday (no class on Fridays). The camp serves 13 to 17 years olds

Program Overview 

We will discuss ideas and decide on the product or service their venture will focus on during week one. This is when participants develop their branding, logo, identify their target audience and design a marketing strategy.

In week two, participants will search and secure suppliers with our sponsor's help, determine the price of their product, develop their MVP (minimal viable product), and draft their pitches, which will introduce their product or service to an audience.

In week three, participants will present their businesses producer or service, and learn how to run their companies/businesses after the program. During the last day of camp, participants will introduce their project to an online and in-person audience and invite them to invest in their venture.

Each group will meet with the instructor twice a day in conversations, while groups will be working among themselves on specific tasks for the rest of the day.

Participants will meet guest speakers from sponsor companies and entrepreneurs periodically.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What does a typical day look like?

    Twice a day, each group will meet with the instructor. During the first meeting, the group will be taught the day in a 30-minute meeting. 

    Participants will be given the assignment to be handed in 30- 45 minutes before their next meeting. Students are expected to work together in their groups to complete the work. 

    During the second meeting, the work will be reviewed and corrected, and questions will be answered.

    How much does the camp cost?

    Please check our pricing on our website.


    Does the camp offer financial aid?

    We offer payment plans and early bird special discounts.  

    Where is the camp located?

    This program is in-person. 

    Can I cancel my registration?

    The registration fee is non-refundable. If you have paid for camp and for some reason you decide not to continue coming, please send us an email to infonc@manhattan.edu, and we can discuss your personal situation. 

Sample Schedule:

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10 am EST - 12 pm EST

1st week: Welcome and create groups

2nd week: Market research

3rd week: Pitch deck

1st week: Formulate ideas for the company

2nd week: Find suppliers and pricing

3rd week: Finding suppliers

1st week: Leadership research

2nd week: Price and orders

3rd week: Price and orders

1st week: Create a logo and company name

2nd week: Break-even and Research mentor

3rd week: Individual prep

Noon EST-1:00 pm EST Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
1:00 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST

1st week: Product and service and decide on a company

2nd week: Prelaunch

3rd week: Work on a product

Individual group work and pitch practice

1st week: Target market expectations for the course

2nd week: MVP

3rd week: Continue to work on products and begin presentations

Individual group work and pitch practice

1st week: work on a pitch deck

2nd week: Quantity and cost

3rd week: Goals and 4-point system

Individual group work and pitch practice

1st week: Continue pitch deck and share logos with group

2nd week: Sales and channels

3rd week: Individual prep

Group Presentations to a real audience

Dates

2022 registration is open.

Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 28, 2022

Schedule 

Groups meet at 10 am Eastern Time (EST), have a noon lunch break, and continue from 1 pm to 2 pm Eastern Time (EST). 
Drop-off is between 9:30 am, and 10 am. Pick-up is between 2 pm and 2:30 pm.

Camp Fees and Discounts

$50 Non-refundable registration fee (this fee cannot be added to other payments) Must be paid when registration is submitted at manhattan.edu/paymccamp

Tuition: $1,200

Available Discounts:

Super early bird special by December 20, 2021, $900.

Manhattan College Employees/Alumni -
$20 Discount per week

Second/Third Sibling Camper Enrolled - $20 Discount per week

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email infonc@manhattan.edu. 

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