2014 jEM Entrepreneurship of Minnesota Program

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Program Information

 
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Contact Information
Denise Dieffenbach
Phone #: (612) 624-8597
Email: ddieffen@umn.edu

Welcome Event
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Program
June 16 - July 18, 2014, M-F, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Final Day Presentation
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 4:00pm - 7:30pm

 

The University of Minnesota Office for Business & Community Economic Development (BCED) is hosting its fifth annual summer program which is designed to introduce high school students to the basics of entrepreneurship and leadership. Throughout this five-week camp on the University campus, 35-40 Minneapolis high school students will engage in active learning sessions that cover business fundamentals and personal development. The camp 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 will work on two application projects during the 2014 program:

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

Throughout the camp, leading Minnesota entrepreneurs will share their personal experiences and advice with students. Last year, the founders of Quality Bicycle Products and Zivix LLC led the students on a tour of its innovative facilities. 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.

   
 

2011-12 Corporate Sponsors and Volunteers

Bachman’s Floral
City of Minneapolis - STEP-UP Achieve
Catalyst Community Partners
Materials Processing Corporation 
Minnesota Twins Community Fund
Quality Bicycle Products
St. Olaf Community Campus
Gardens of Eagan
Zivix, LLC     
Mosaic Companies
Rani Engineering
Minneapolis Public Schools
YMCA
Select Source International
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship Home

Salah Tarraf – Tarraf Construction
Dave Anderson - Famous Dave’s
Steve Flagg - Quality Bicycle Products
Lee Wallace – Peace Coffee
Juan Ramirez – Marcelita’s Cookies
Roy Wetterstrom – Serial Entrepreneur
Tom Borgerding - Campus Media
Jeanne Voigt – MindWare
Brandon Johnson – LifeSkills Center
Jennifer Amys – UpNet Technologies
Howard Leonhardt – Bioheart
Linda Hall Keller – Minute Clinic

Who:

Minneapolis Public Schools high school students:
Incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors at the time of application.

 

When:

Welcome Event
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Program
June 16 - July 18, 2014, M-F, 8:30am - 1:00pm

Final Day Presentation
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 4:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Where:

Camp at University of Minnesota Campus
Minneapolis
Welcome Event at UROC
2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

Apply Online:

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014.