Events & Programs

USA: Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week"Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business"; This one-week overnight camp for in-coming high school junior and seniors has sessions held at Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; Various sessions starting from July 1, 2015; Accepted students receive a scholarship of $1500 from a Pennsylvania corporation and the students have to pay $285. Final application deadline is April 10, 2015. > More 

USA: Summer At Georgetown Entrepreneurship Program"Explore the advantages and challenges of managing your own enterprise in a program focused on ethical entrepreneurship and the business operations of both private and non-profit sectors. Lectures given by guest speakers including faculty members from Georgetown’s prestigious McDonough School of Business as well as local entrepreneurs discussing social responsibility, personal development and risk management". This overnight camp is for high school students; Held on the campus of George Washington University in Washington DC; June 21 to June 28, 2015; Cost: $2695; No information on scholarships. > More

USA: TechGirlz Summer Camp. "TechGirlz empowers middle school girls to become tomorrow's technology leaders . The camp  takes girls from ages 11-15 from ideation to presentation of a business. Attending a pre-camp 1/2 day on 6/6/15 is mandatory for this camp." Camp is for 6th to 9th grade girls; Held at Drexel University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; Held July 13 to July 17, 2015; Apply by February 21, 2015; Cost: $250; Scholarships available.  >Application    >Site   >Article

USA: Discovery Entrepreneurship Internships"One of our entrepreneurship internships is a great chance to see what it really takes to start and run a business, and perhaps to be a part of the next big thing. If you want to start your own business in the future then a hands-on experience learning from the pros will be an awesome first step!"; 3 to 4 week entrepreneurial internships in various cities including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and London starting June 21, 2015; Cost from $3900 to $8300. > More

USA: Jacobson Entrepreneurship Camp"The Jacobson Entrepreneurship Camp is a week-long day camp for Iowa students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall and are interested in entrepreneurship and owning a business. The Jacobson Institute holds two academies each summer, in Iowa City and Des Moines"; For students entering grades 7-9; 2 session day camp in Des Moines, Iowa (June 15-19, 2015) and in Iowa City, Iowa (July 13-17, 201);  Cost: $200. > More

USA: LeanGap Program Summer 2015"We founded LeanGap to empower students to build and ship products. Creating a product that improves the lives of others is a thrilling and fulfilling experience that opens the door to a successful career. We’re building the entrepreneurial experience we wished existed in high school, one where our founders love coming to build every day and are passionate about their work"; 6-week summer session; For high school students. No More details available yet.  > More

Italy: Innovate Rome"Innovate Rome is a unique 3-week program open to aspiring high school students ages 16–18 interested in learning the essential elements of business start-ups from university instructors and successful young entrepreneurs, inside Europe’s premier business accelerator in the heart of Rome" ; Held at  Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli  (LUISS University) in Rome; residential program open to students entering 11th or 12th grade; program runs from July 19 – August 7, 2015; Cost: $6900. Apply by May 15, 2015. > More

USA: Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program 2015; Program open to current sophomores our juniors in high school; The program is seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers; Held during the summer in 15 cities around the US. > More 

USA: Columbia University's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Course; Open to students entering 11th or 12th grad in fall of 2015; Columbia University, New York, NY; June 29 - July 17, 2015. > More

USA: DECA Idea Challenge 2014; Open to student from elementary school through college but grouped in educational level categories; an experiential learning exercise that dares elementary, secondary and college students to find an innovative new use for a common, everyday item. The DECA Idea Challenge 2014 asks competitors to gather into teams of 3-4 students, collaborate to generate a new item and then pitch their invention in a creative 3-minute YouTube video presentation; announcement of common everyday item is on Nov. 13. > More

USA: Summerfuel 2015; Open to grades 9-12; Social entrepreneurship to teens; Held on both the Stanford and Yale campuses simultaenously;  June 28-July 18, 2015; Cost -- $5,695. > More

UK: TeenTech Awards 2015; Open to young people aged 11-16 ,in teams of up to three; challenge is to look at the world and share ideas on how to make life better, simpler or easier; Category winners take home £1000 for their school and have the opportunity to share their idea with HRH Duke of York and leading experts in science and technology; first registration deadline is December 16, 2014. > More


USA: 2015 Teen Entrepreneur Academy; Concorida University at Irvine, California; 1-week residential summer academy for teens July 12 to July 18, 2015; $800 per student but scholarship is available. > More

USA: 2015 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards; Current high school seniors qualify; awards range from $1,000 to $15,000; application period from October 1, 2014 thru December 18, 2014. > More 

USA: 2015 Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs; Business concept competition covering several states and two international sites (Kenya and Moldova); Sponsors include: University of Delaware & Junior Achievement, Registration opens September 2014. > More

South Africa: Anzisha Prize; Awarded to young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities. 12 finalists from across Africa will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to be a part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop in South Africa. The grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share prizes worth $75,000 USD. > More

USA: DECA Innovations + Entrepreneurship Conference; Washington DC; A blend of workshops and competition for DECA members in high school; November 21 to November 23, 2014. > More

Hong Kong: Entrepreneurship High School in Hong Kong (University of Hong Kong) and in various other cities; "No professors, no boring teachers, no grey lectures, only exciting pioneers" -- aim is to inspire young entrepreneurs; ages 15 to 18; 1 week program; Summer 2014; cost not disclosed. > More

USA: Launch; Cambridge,  Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Launch enables high school students to launch a company, by providing the resources needed to go from "idea" to "implementation."; 2 four-week sessions each summer; Accepting applications for summer 2015 in October; $5,290 -- limited needs-based scholarship available. > More

USA: Build an Empire--The Teen Entrepreneur; Hempstead, New York at Hofstra University; Program is designed to give high school students an overview of the business entrepreneurship field; grades 7 to 11; 1 week from July 28 to August 1, 2014; cost not disclosed. > More

USA: Endevvr; Hosted in different cities each year (2014 session in Atlanta, Georgia); Accepts current 10th and 11th graders; June 21 to July 26, 2014; entrepreneurial training designed as a business incubator; Accepts current 10th and 11th graders; Unknown cost although site says merit-based scholarships are available. > More

USA: TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) Seattle; Seattle, Washington; entrepreneurial training culminating in the June 2015 Global TYE Business Challenge; high school students grades 9 to 12; $150. > More

USA: StartupTeen; Information and education for young entrepreneurs, nerds, and tech enthusiasts; Albuquerque, New Mexico; 9th to 12th grade students; July 14 to July 18, 2014; $145; scholarships available. > More

INTERNATIONAL: The Global Enterprise Challenge; 15 countries participate in this online enterprise skills competition for high school students; students work in teams; June 14, 2014. > More

USA: Young Entrepreneurs Challenge; Boston University  in Boston, Massachusetts. an international business workshop for high school students; July 7 to July 12, 2014; $1750; limited financial aid. > More

USA: University of Florida Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability; for high school students who want to learn about entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship; June 24 to July 25, 2014; $6800 but full and partial scholarship available. > More

USA: Camp CEO; a Girls Scout camp held in various cities around the US; designed to train future female business leaders. > More

USA: Alexa Cafe; 3-week Day camp for girls ages 10-14; Palo Alto High School in Northern California; Camp covers entrepreneurship, creative coding, brand identity & design, and philanthropy; July 7 to August 1, 2014; about $3000. > More

Canada: Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Program; 1-week camp from August 17 to August 23, 2014; ages 13-15; Cypress Hills, Alberta, Canada. > More

USA: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lally School of Management; 2014 High School Business Plan Competition; Judging on May 21, 2014. > More

USA: Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship; Lehigh University; 4-week summer entrepreneurship program for ages 15-18; July 6 to August 2, 2014; $3450 to $3900 but scholarship available. > More

UK: Camp Start-Up 2014; introduces teens (ages 14-18) to key concepts of entrepreneurship and financial fluency; Oxford University, England; August 8 to August 17, 2014; $4000 but scholarship available. > More

USA: Explo Startup; 2-week summer entrepreneurship program for grades 8-10; Wellesley College, Connecticut; July 20 to August 2, 2014;$4400 but financial aid available. > More

USA: Icon Academy; teaching teens to monetize their talents; Laguna Beach, California; July 20 to July 26, 2014; $3000 but scholarships available. >More

USA: Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge; entry already closed; Judging is from May 31 to June 30, 2014; the nation's first state-wide competition on social entrepreneurship. >More

USA: Teen Business and Innovation Camp; 2 camps, each one-week; Tampa, Florida; June 16 to June 27, 2014. > More.

USA: Camp Inc.; Boulder, Colorado; 2-week Jewish overnight entrepreneurship camp for grades 7-12; various sessions beginning June 18, 2015; $3375 per student but scholarships available. >More 

USA: Camp BizSmart; Stanford University in California; 2-week summer program; several sessions beginning June 15, 2015; ages 11-15;$1590 per student. > More

USA: Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge; 10 high school semi-finalists were announced May 4, 2014; winners announced May 19, 2014. > More 

USA: Discover Busine$$ Teen Camp; Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey; July 14 to July 18, 2014; $525 per student but scholarship is available. > More