Looking to boost your college application?

Want real-world experience to put on your resume?

Interested in learning how to start a business?

Want to network with business leaders from your community?

If you answered yes to any of these questions,
you should register to participate in the 2018

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 business challenge 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. 


When: July 18, 19, 20, 23, & 24 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Pitch Competition and Awards Reception will occur on July 25 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Who: Rising 9-12 graders from the District, Maryland, & Virginia


Where: JA Finance Park Fairfax County (4099 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22032)

Pitch Competition will take place at EY (1775 Tysons Boulevard McLean, VA 22102)

Registration Fee: $150

Early Bird Registration Fee (by May 15, 2018): $100

Final Deadline to Register: June 30, 2018


What You'll Gain

Entrepreneurship Workshops
(Technical skills)

  • Ideation

  • Lean Start Up

  • Business Proposal Development

  • Customer Discovery

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Marketing

  • Financials

  • Product Pitching

Professional Development
(soft skills)

  • Teambuilding

  • Collaboration

  • Critical thinking

  • Public Speaking

  • Innovation

  • Adaptability

  • Creativity

  • Problem Solving

  • Leadership

Highlights from the 2018 JA Entrepreneurship Summit. We can’t wait to see you next year!