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Inspiring Minds. Unlocking Potential.

November 29, 2018

Monroe Community College – Brighton Campus

The Second Annual JA Entrepreneurial Youth Summit

THE NEED
Throughout our communities, there are many students who have the characteristics of entrepreneurs – youth who are filled with curiosity, motivation, and adventure. However, there are limited opportunities, especially for those in some of our poorest communities, to explore, to be inspired, and to fuel this entrepreneurial spirit.
Our community relies on future entrepreneurs to create jobs, fill critical needs and drive economic growth.

THE SOLUTION
The Second Annual JA Entrepreneurial Youth Summit will help students draw on their skills and creativity, unlock their entrepreneurial potential and plant the seeds for future entrepreneurial thinking.
JA will leverage its latest curriculum, JA It’s My Business®, and explore foundational concepts such as market and need analysis, design thinking, research, funding, and developing a business model canvas.

THE INSPIRATION
Mentored by current entrepreneurs and industry experts in our local economy, up to 100 youth will work in small “incubators” throughout the day from the Brighton Central School District, Greece Central School District, Hillside, Rochester City School District, Gates Chili H.S., learning the fundamentals of bringing ideas to fruition and ultimately pitching their business concepts.
Through collaboration and partnership, these students will be exposed to the entrepreneurial “ecosystem” in our community, and will also have the opportunity to accelerate their entrepreneurial skills and business ideas in the months ahead.

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Inspirational Address, JT McCormick

President & CEO Scribe Media and Author of I Got There

JT McCormick shouldn’t have succeeded. He was raised in the slums of Dayton, Ohio, suffered incredible abuse and racism, and had multiple stints in the juvenile justice system. He barely graduated high school and has no college degree.

But succeed he did.

Entrepreneurship Initiative

JA Students:

Start businesses at a rate 2.5 times higher than the general population.

Understand the balance between risk and reward.

Think critically, solve problems and overcome challenges

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Have experience operating a start-up.

Know how to leverage resources to start a business.

Know how to increase revenue and manage expenses to maximize profits.

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Entrepreneurial thinking for today

SCHEDULE

8:00 – 8:30 Mentors Arrive/Training & Overview
8:30 – 9:00 Student Arrival/Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Opening Remarks & Welcome Inspirational Address by JT McCormick, President & CEO, Scribe Media
10:00 – 10:20 Entrepreneur Intros/Character Inventory
10:20 – 11:50 Understanding Your Market & Need – Innovation, Market Research & Funding
11:50 – 12:30 Develop & Practice Pitch (Working Lunch)
12:30 – 12:55 “Speed” Pitches
12:55 – 1:15 Top 5 Teams Announced – Pitch to Group Winner Chosen by Group
1:15 – 1:30 Special Guest……..What’s Next?
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