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The best way to envision your future is to create it.

With the support and guidance of local business volunteer consultants, the JA® Entrepreneurship Summit will push high school students to think out of the box and develop creative solutions. Over the course of five days, students will be presented with a problem and will work in teams to develop solutions that they will ultimately pitch Shark Tank-style. Throughout the summit, students will participate in mini-workshops and challenges that develop both technical skills and soft skills. These skills are not only important to being a successful entrepreneur but also prepare students to meet the demands of a rapidly changing economy in a variety of professions and careers. 

The 2017 Summit

Workshop Dates: Aug. 3, 4, 7, 8 & 9 from 9:00 am-2:30 pm 

Pitch Competition & Reception: Aug. 9 at 6:00 pm


The 2016 Entrepreneurship Summit was an absolutely transformative experience and the highlight of my summer! Over the span of a few days I had the opportunity to learn about the basics of entrepreneurship through a great balance of activities ranging from networking and team building exercises to developing business solutions to a real world problem. I especially enjoyed the informal and lively interactions with the program mentors, workshop speakers and student participants. Although the program culminated in a competition, everyone was rooting for each other’s success and it left me with a great sense of accomplishment. I’m grateful for the opportunity to pursue my passion and I can’t wait to participate again!
— Zoree Jones, 2016 JA Entrepreneurship Summit Participant

Highlights from the 2016 Junior Achievement Entrepreneurship Summit. We can't wait to see you this year!

Entrepreneurship Workshops
(Technical skills)

  • Design Thinking/ Lean Start Up
  • Customer Discovery
  • Marketing
  • Business Proposal Development
  • Product Pitching

Professional Development
(soft skills)

  • Teambuilding/Collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Personal Branding
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication
  • Networking
  • Creativity
  • Project Management
  • Leadership