Junior Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (jEM)

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Program Information

Contact Information
Phone #: (612) 624-0530
Email: bced@umn.edu

Program Dates

June 25 - July 20, 2018
M-F, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


The University of Minnesota Office for Business & Community Economic Development (BCED) is hosting its annual summer program which is designed to introduce high school students to the basics of entrepreneurship and leadership. Throughout this four-week program, Minneapolis high school students will engage in active learning sessions that cover business fundamentals and personal development. The program develops students’ entrepreneurship capabilities, with an emphasis in leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Students also become familiar with potential career options and higher education opportunities.

The program is offered by the Office for Business & Community Economic Development (BCED) and is sponsored by various corporate, government and non-profit organizations, as well as University colleges.

In addition to exercises and interactive discussions, students worked on two application projects during the program:

  • A service learning project within the Minneapolis community
  • A business pitch that will showcase students' new skills and entrepreneurial ideas

Throughout the program, leading Minnesota entrepreneurs will share their personal experiences and advice with students. jEM is a truly unique opportunity for the best and the brightest individuals to learn about business, leadership and social responsibility in a dynamic setting.


Requirements, Time, Locations & Registration


High School Students:
Incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors at the time of application.



June 25 - July 20, 2018
M-F, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM



University of Minnesota
2221 University Ave, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Online Registration:

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