Eligibility: completed 6th, 7th or 8th grades in June, 2013
- Learn to make money
- Start a business this summer
- Make new friends
- Understand how business works
- Invest money wisely
Youth Camp graduate Ashutosh Gupta named one of the 25 Top Entrepreneurs in the U.S. under 25 by Business Week magazine!
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Now, there is an opportunity to foster the entrepreneurial desires of middle school students: the Youth Entrepreneurship Camp presented by the UW-Madison Small Business Development Center.
Call 262-3909 to register or 263-7680 for more information.
The UW-Madison SBDC Youth Entrepreneurship Camp will utilize a 40-hour entrepreneur program curriculum. The curriculum incorporates a variety of educational training techniques including classroom instruction, interactive activities, computer lab, and field trips to local businesses. The Youth Entrepreneurship Camp will be held during the day, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and will be a hands-on learning experience designed to guide program participants in becoming the owner of a real small business.
Participants will learn real world business skills: team building, leadership development, financial management, verbal communication, and business etiquette through interactive lessons and exercises. Participants also learn how to successfully negotiate for business materials, set goals, and recognize real business opportunities.
Scholarships: This camp is available for scholarship through the DPI Minority Scholarship program and the SBDC for low income families. Call 608-263-7680 to request a scholarship application.
Julie Wood is a program coordinator at the UW-Madison Small Business Development Center. Before coming to the SBDC, Julie was director of operations at Oriel Incorporated and a financial software consultant at SVA Consulting. She also started and ran Checks + Balances, Inc., an accounting consulting business. Julie recently completed a M.S. in Educational Communications and Technology from UW-Madison.
Michelle Somes-Booher is a Business Coach with the Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, she has served as an associated lecturer in business at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County. Prior to relocating to WI, Michelle was an adjunct faculty member at Central Michigan University where she taught management and entrepreneurship. She also founded Let’s Do the Dishes, Paint Your Own Pottery Studio and operated it for five years before selling the store. Michelle holds an MBA from Central Michigan University.
Barry Roberts, Education Program Manager, UW-Madison Small Business Development Center, has twenty years of training, consulting experience and is a certified youth entrepreneur instructor.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.