Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the JA Entrepreneurship Summit?

The Summit is open to rising 9-12th graders in the Greater Washington region. There are no academic requirements for participating; however, all students must come with an eagerness to learn and a willingness to work hard with their team.

Whether you are interested in business, want to start your own fashion line, have an idea for an app, see yourself managing teams of people someday, or want to increase your chances of successfully landing a job interview, the JA Entrepreneurship Summit is right for you.

I’ll be graduating high school in June of 2019. Can I still participate?

Unfortunately the Summit is only open to rising 9th-12th graders. However, if you would be interested in volunteering, please e-mail Gayle Robinson at

Do I have to attend for the entire summit?

Yes, your full attendance is necessary for the success of your team’s presentation! Each team will be working on a solution throughout the course of the 5 days, so we will expect that each participant is able to attend all five days.

Are the rules strict?

The JA Entrepreneurship Summit is similar to a professional conference or business meeting. We recognize that you are a leader, and we also value your safety. That said, JA has very high standards of participating students.

Do I need to bring lunch?

No, JA will provide lunch for each of the 5 days. You are welcome to bring a small snack.

What should I expect after I register?

JA staff members will be in contact with a welcome packet and any tasks to be completed prior to the summit.

If I register before April 15 but do not pay before April 15, will I get the early bird price?

Yes. All registrations received before April 15 will qualify for early bird pricing – regardless of when they are paid.

Are refunds available?

Refunds are available until June 30, 2019. After June 30, all sales are final.