2020 Summer Entrepreneurship Program

Waco, Texas

Registration

Registration (which ran from May 1st - 31st) is now closed for 2020 programs. If you registered for a program, be sure to monitor your email for updates and information. Program dates are July 11th - August 1st.

Overview

We're excited to offer the first annual summer entrepreneurship program in 2020 in Dallas, Texas! Sponsored by generous individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors, the program is offered free of charge to students ages 7-18 but registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Students will start and run a business over the course of the three week program using our self-guided business kits or video course and also attend optional in-person events to accelerate the growth of their business.


They'll also be able to enter their best pitch video into a competition to win prizes of up to $500 cash, a Google Home, and prizes from Baylor University and The Dallas Mavericks!


Students can choose from: 

We're excited to offer the second annual summer entrepreneurship program in 2020 in Waco, Texas! Sponsored by generous individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors, the program is offered free of charge to students ages 7-18 but registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Students will start and run a business over the course of the three week program using our self-guided business kits or video course, and receive inspirational and training videos each day of the program!

They'll also be able to enter their best pitch video into a competition to win prizes of up to $500 cash, a Google Home, and prizes from Baylor University and The Dallas Mavericks!


Students can choose from: 

  • Homemade Dog Treats
  • Luxury Bath Bombs
  • Gourmet Cake Pops
  • Delicious Homemade Fudge
  • Luxury Soap
  • Self-guided video course to come up with your own business idea!

Each business kit comes with the actual raw ingredients, packaging, and marketing materials to make around $50 in sales, and it also comes with a curriculum booklet that guides the entire process from product creation through making sales. If you want to come up with your own idea, you can select the self-guided video curriculum that walks you step-by-step through the process of creating and launching your business.

You'll also receive one or more daily videos for three weeks that help launch and accelerate your business, including:

  • Entrepreneurship 101: Why entrepreneurship, and what can you accomplish? Plus how to generate creativity and perseverance!
  • Designing and launching your business: How much to charge, where to find your first customers, and what to do with the money you make.
  • Pitch Video Filming: How film a pitch video, what to include in your sales pitch, and how to create a selling mentality. PLUS enter our business pitch competition for a chance to win real prizes including gear and prizes from The Dallas Mavericks, Baylor University, and more!
  • Financial Literacy Basics: Open a savings account with the profits from your business and learn how much money that might become if you start saving early! Plus basic tax and legal considerations for your new business.
  • ...and more!

Check out the highlight video from 2019!
(Note that due to COVID-19, in-person events mentioned in the video have been replaced with daily training videos referenced above)

Corporate Sponsors

Key Dates

The 2020 program in Dallas, Texas will be held from July 11th - August 1st. Specific dates and deadlines of the pitch video contest will be announced soon.

The 2020 program in Waco, Texas will be held (virtually) from July 11th - August 1st. Specific dates and deadlines of the pitch video contest will be announced soon.