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Entrepreneurship Academy for High School Students

Do you have a young person in your life that you know is destined to be a business leader?

The NDSU Research & Technology Park, in partnership with the Fargo Public Schools, West Fargo Public Schools, Moorhead Public Schools and the South East Education Cooperative, is hosting a five-day youth Entrepreneurship Academy for 11th and 12th graders (2010-2011 school year) on June 6-11, 2010.

The Academy is designed for students who demonstrate an aptitude in the areas of math, science and technology along with an interest in entrepreneurship. Students must be nominated for the program and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a desire to learn in an accelerated environment. Download a nomination packet.

Aspiring entrepreneurs will spend the week on the NDSU campus learning to identify a possible business, developing a product or service, creating a marketing plan and pitching the idea to potential investors.

Tuition vouchers to NDSU are awarded to the top two teams whose presentations are judged as having the most solid business strategy and potential for success.
The Academy is led by NDSU Research & Technology Park staff with critical assistance from industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs. Students work in teams with a simple business case to determine the best way for the business to compete, identify capital needs to start the business and devise a plan for managing the business successfully.

Learn more at www.ndsuresearchpark.com or download program information.

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