High School Teen Entrepreneur Summer Camp
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TEEN ENTREPRENEUR
Virtual Summer Programs

Silicon Beach Virtual Entrepreneurship & Pitch Competition

InVisions Social Entrepreneurship and National Eye Health Fair Pitch Competition

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

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. 

The Silicon Beach Virtual Entrepreneurship Program
allows teens to focus on the community around them and ideate a product or service that could be a general benefit to society.



InVisions Social Entrepreneurship Program
In partnership with the Fox Family Foundation, will provide teens the opportunity to focus on ideating a business solution for blind and visually-impaired (BVI) individuals. 


 

Silicon Beach Virtual Entrepreneurship Program

InVisions Social Entrepreneurship Program

Session 1: July 5 - July 15

(no class July 4)

Two weeks, meets daily from 

9am – 1PM PST daily on Zoom

Program Fee: $700 Early Bird: $550

Session 2:  July 18 - 29

Two weeks, meets daily from 

1pm - 5pm PST daily on Zoom

Program Fee: $750 Early Bird: $600

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

Session 1: July 11 - July 22 

Two weeks, meets daily from 

1PM – 5:00PM PST daily on Zoom

Program Fee: $250 Early Bird: $200

Session 2:  August 1-12 

Two weeks, meets daily from 

10:00AM - 2:00PM PST daily on Zoom

Program Fee: $250 Early Bird: $200

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment, registration into the Competition, experience leading with emapthy, and learning to work with diverse communities as they develop an inclusive mindset. Now that's something that would knock the sox of a college admissions rep! 

Program Fee
Take Advantage of the Early Bird Discount! 


Early bird discounts expire 7 days prior to the first day of the program.


 

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.