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High School Entrepreneurship Boot Camp to be Held in June

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High school age innovators and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn from Northwest Arkansas’ best and brightest during a week-long summer camp beginning June 3.

The High School Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, presented by Startup Junkie, will engage and empower high school students – those who have completed eight through 12th grades during the most recent school year – by teaching them how to start and run a business.

Students participating in this free program will have the opportunity to learn through interaction and experiences shared by local business leaders and successful entrepreneurs from around the region. Students will be able to apply what they learn through a team pitch competition at the end of the week for the chance to take home a cash prize.

“So many kids, especially at this age, have a natural spark of entrepreneurship. But not all of them have the resources available to help turn that spark into a flame,” Michael Swanson, of Startup Junkie, says. “This boot camp will provide them those resources and connect them with local leaders who have turned ideas into careers.”

The High School Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is free to participants, and lunches are provided from Monday through Thursday. However, students are required to submit an application to be selected for the program. Spots are limited.

The boot camp will be held in Fayetteville from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7. Daily activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

To register for this year’s High School Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-school-entrepreneurship-boot-camp-2019-registration-60767438043?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

For more information or questions, contact Michael Swanson by email at mswanson@startupjunkie.org or by phone at (479) 966-9094.

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