High School Teen Entrepreneur Summer Camp
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Silicon Beach Virtual

Summer Program

From Think Tank to Shark Tank
Join us and Create and Pitch your Business!
Now enrolling teens 14-18 years old

Session 1: June 28 – July 9, 2021 (no class on July 5)

9am – 1PM PST daily on Zoom

Session 2: July 26 - August 6

1pm - 5pm PST daily on Zoom

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

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

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

Session 1: Early Bird Rate Through June 14 
Session 2: Early Bird Rate through July 19

Early Bird Rate: $500
Registration Fee: $650 
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. 
June 28-July 9
July 26-Aug 6

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 Summer Program Gets Teens to Solve 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 two-week intensive 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 their start-ups to parents, family members and the community on the last day of the program competition style, with members of the winning pitch awarded medal lanyards. Please save the date!

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

Summer participants are invited to compete in Project ECHO's High School Entrepreneurs' Business Plan Competition that takes place in May. Please note that students will be required to further develop a written business plan to be competitive.