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 | Idea & Innovation: From Concept to Product
Day 2 | Industry & Competitor Analysis: Understanding the Business Environment
Day 3 | Consumer Analysis: Understanding and Communicating with the Market
Day 4 | Technology & Metrics: Business in the Digital Economy
Day 5 | Finance & Accounting: Producing A Profit
Day 6 | Business Pitch Competition

Speakers & Panels

College Business School Panel
Life of An Local Entrepreneur Panel
Social Entrepreneurship
Global Entrepreneurship
How to Deliver An Effective Pitch


Commercial & Advertising Competition
Business Jeopardy
Business Pitch Competition

Location: University of Baltimore
Dates: July 24th-July 29th
Time(s): 8:30 am-4:00 pm
11 am-2 pm (July 29th Competition)


For any questions, e-mail