A one-week crash course on the world of business and what you need to become a leader
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June 9 -14, 2019
Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week is a fun, intensive, one-week boot camp in which you will work in “companies” with other students, develop a product, and pitch it to local entrepreneurs in a Shark Tank-style competition. Along the way, you will learn how to network effectively and sharpen your presentation skills, and you will gain advising by local business leaders.
It's a knowledge-building, confidence-boosting, network-growing, college-application standout of a summer experience. Test drive the college experience by staying in the dorms Johnson & Wales University in Denver, giving you sneak peek into campus life.
Unlike any camp, this unique program allows you to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside more than 120 of Denver’s most dynamic and accomplished business leaders. In addition to interactive workshops on marketing, business ethics and budgeting, the week culminates in a competition rivaled only by “Shark Tank.”
Students attending for the first time will work on designing a new product and marketing plan for OtterBox, an electronics accessory company headquartered in Fort Collins. Returning students will work as business consultants. Students returning can also choose to dive deeply into what it takes to start their own business right now, with the guidance of three young entrepreneurs who figured it all out on their own.
JA Business Week is open to students who are currently in grades 9-12.