Grand Rapids 2011 Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Academy
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2011 Grand Rapids Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy presented by the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation was held on June 20-24 at the GVSU Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Twenty high school students participated in the five day academy where they learned about the benefits and challenges of sustainability and renewable energies. The students developed a business plan that will help solve the social, economic and environmental challenges of waste in schools. On the final day of the camp, they presented their business plans to family, friends, and community members for monetary prizes (1st- $450, 2nd-$300, 3rd-$200). View the complete set of photographs
Photography by David Chandler
CEI Executive Director, J. Kevin McCurren welcomes the high school students to GVSU and a week of opportunity. Participant Shaina converses with her team to address the market analysis of their proposed business.
Balraj, Ellerie and Adam from Team Blue brainstorm ideas. Mentor Chelsea is ready to film the day's events.
MAREC Director, Arn Boezaart discusses the opportunities in sustainable processes. Harmandeep, Dhar and Balraj take time to pose because these veteran participants know that PR is good for a startup.
The academy instructor, Peg, leads the group into a new session in the computer labs. Manuel absorbs the presentations by Meijer, Steelcase and Amway at GRid 70.
Students lounge in GRid 70's open environment. 2011 Grand Rapids Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy!