THE Y.E.S. PROGRAM 2017
The Y.E.S. (Youth Entrepreneurship Startup) Program is a week-long FREE entrepreneurship summer program for high school students. The program is designed to introduce students to the foundational principles of business, to help cultivate the students’ own ideas and overall entrepreneurial spirit. Throughout the week, the students apply the information they learn, and work in groups to develop a business idea. At the conclusion of the program, students participate in a business pitch competition for awards and prizes. The program features lectures in basic business concepts, along with guest talks and mentorship from experienced regional entrepreneurs.
Day 1-Ideas & Innovation: Generating a Business Idea
Day 2-Industry Analysis: Understanding the Business Environment
Day 3-Competitive Analysis: Creating A Competitive Product
Day 4-Marketing & Distribution: Identifying and Communicating with Customers
Day 5-Finance & Accounting: Producing a Profit