Young Entrepreneurs Academy

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Program is open to students entering grades 10 - 12 and recent high school graduates.

2023 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! If you’re interested in making the most out of your summer, register soon. Space is limited!

Champlain College’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy introduces motivated high school students to all aspects of planning, financing and development of a business organization. Our intensive residential program allows students to learn about various business models and to develop and implement an effective business plan.

Our curriculum covers the incorporation process, managing e-commerce, project management, pitching ideas and proposals to potential investors, tracking revenues and expenses, and performing profit projections. Students will work in small, hands-on teams, acting as venture capitalists and engaging in analytics and decision-making.

This program is designed for:

  • Students entering grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates
  • Individuals interested in exploring the world of entrepreneurship and business enterprise
  • Students with an affinity for math and analytics who want to learn about the financial aspects and personal risks and rewards of managing a start-up business
  • Individuals interested in building their communication, networking, team-building, analytical, and presentation skills for college and beyond

Pre-College Summer Program Details

Young Entrepreneurs Academy


Students entering grades 10-12 and recent high school graduates
Monday, July 23 – Friday, August 4, 2023

Get a Jump Start on College Education

In the Young Entrepreneurs pre-college summer program, students will:

  • Learn how to research and write a business plan
  • Collaborate with other students on a culminating project that could lead to presenting to a venture capitalist for future funding
  • Explore all sides of business ownership, including planning and financing, management, technology, HR, business ethics, and marketing
  • Learn how to use the most effective tools to forecast needs, evaluate performance, find your audience, and manage sustainable growth
  • Prepare for college life and a future career as an entrepreneur
  • Make connections with other students who share a passion for exploring the world of business and entrepreneurship

Learn From the Best

In this pre-college summer program, you’ll learn from Champlain College professors who teach our Business and Entrepreneurship courses and have extensive expertise, experience, and professional connections.

Make New Friends

Program attendees will have a lot in common with their fellow students. By working together in the classroom, living together in the residence halls, and enjoying extracurricular activities, students form friendships that last far beyond the length of the Academy.

Experience World-Class Academics

In an ever-changing world, Champlain College is renowned for preparing future leaders in the most sought-after career fields and professions that today’s students are most passionate about. Explore our facilities, learn from our industry-expert faculty, and enjoy our beautiful campus.

Sample Daily Schedule

The daily program includes morning and afternoon instruction, and a combination of coursework and recreational activities in the evening. We’ll work through the weekend to take full advantage of our time together on campus.

8:30 – 9:15 AMMorning Meeting
9:15 – 12:15 PMClassroom Instruction
12:15 – 2:00 PMLunch and Recreation
2:00 – 5:00 PMClassroom Instruction, group work and individual project development
7:00 – 10:00 PMEvening Lab / Recreation Activity

Experience College Before College

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We were impressed with what the kids accomplished in such a short time. My child came away from the experience being able to talk about what he liked and about different facets of the work.
Attendee Parent

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