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


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. 


Students will be challenged to work in teams to design ready-to-launch, socially-conscious businesses, leveraging the support and platform of our partner, Custom Ink.


Dates: July 8 – 12, 2019

Times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday – Friday (July 8 – 12);

Pitch Presentations & Reception:

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM — Friday (July 12)


JA Finance Park Fairfax County
4099 Pickett Road
Fairfax, VA 22032

*Registration Fee: $225

Early Bird Registration (by April 15, 2019): $175

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019

*Includes a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Numerous opportunities to reduce registration fee are available.

Needs-Based Assistance:

There is a limited number of needs-based scholarships available. Individuals should contact Gayle.Robinson@JA.org to be considered for a needs-based scholarship.


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!