Now enrolling teens 13 - 18 years old in Project ECHO's 
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Silicon Beach Virtual

TEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM
Launching on Saturday, October 9, 2021
and
Concluding on Sunday, April 24 at the
High School Entrepreneurs' Business Plan Competition

From Think Tank to Shark Tank
Join us and Create and Pitch your Business!
Now enrolling teens in middle and high school

 

Launching on alternating Saturdays starting on October 9, 2021

Two programs to choose from:

10am - 12noon PST, or

1:00pm - 3:00pm PST

Entrepreneurship is a proven way to ignite a teen’s creativity, curiosity, and innovative spirit. Register today for an activity-based after school program that builds life, academic, and personal skills while helping teens to ideate and create a business and pitch. 

High School Entrepreneurs' Business Plan Competition

At the conclusion of the program, these young entrepreneurs will be prepared to pitch at Project ECHO's High School Entrepreneurs' Business Plan Competition

for cash start up funds.

Participants will also receive a Certificate of Accomplishment, and an excellent experience to refer to on college admission essays and applications!

Overview of Program

This program follows a coordinated curriculum intended for budding entrepreneurs to ideate a business and dive into all of the operations of creating, researching, developing, prototyping and marketing a business, in addition to understanding the financial investment needed to launch a business and calculating future income, expenses and profits.  

Students will create a full pitch deck, a written business plan, and will pitch their businesses at a program showcase event, at at Project ECHO's High School Entrepreneurs' Business Plan Competition in April 2022.

No prior entrepreneurship experience is required. This is the perfect add on to Project ECHO's summer entrepreneurship program.

Program Fee
$650
Early Bird Discount: $500 (save $150!)

Early Bird Rate Through September 30, 2021 

 

Steps to Enrolling: 
1) Complete the enrollment application below
2) Return to this site and click the "Buy Now" button to pay your registration fee
3) You and your student will both receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registration identifying your next steps and how to prepare for the launch of the program. 

After School
Payment Fee

Since 1996, Project ECHO, a Santa Monica based nonprofit, has created a myriad of entrepreneurship programs and activities to help teens find their path to college and career.

The Entrepreneurship Program Gets Teens to Solve Real

Problems Through the Creation of a Product or Service.

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Utilizing design thinking, the core entrepreneurship curriculum will lead students
through entrepreneurship as building an asset for one’s community.


This program will provide a solid foundation for students to ideate, create and pitch a start-up. The program will cover:

 

  • Business concepts and development: Introducing students to for-profit, not-for-profit, and intrapreneurship

  • ​Ideation: What's a problem in your community and what product or service can be created to solve it?

  • Industry and market analysis: Identifying target markets and segments

  • Competitive analysis: Conducting online research and analyzing a competitor grid

  • Marketing: Determining price points for goods sold, identifying one’s value proposition

  • Product or service development: Prototyping one’s product or service

  • Financial plan: start-up costs, expenses, break even points and profit margins

  • Communications: Writing an executive summary, creating a fast pitch, problem solving with peers

  • ​Presentation skills: Creating a 7-10 slide presentation and narrating the information precisely

  • Critical thinking: Learning to take feedback in a positive manner and turn it into gold

  • Teamwork and peer support: Working with and supporting others as they develop their business

    Students will present both their written business plan along with a start-up pitch to parents, family members and the community on the last day of the program in preparation for the formal High School entrepreneurs' Business Plan Competition. Members of the winning team will be awarded cash start-up funds and medal lanyards. 

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment, and an excellent experience to refer to on college admission essays and applications!