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Inspiring Minds. Unlocking Potential.

May 21, 2018

Monroe Community College – Brighton Campus

The First 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 First 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 50 youth will work in small “incubators” throughout the day from the Rochester City School District, East H.S. and 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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Keynote Speaker, John Hope Bryant

Selected as the 2016 American Banker ‘Innovator of the Year,’ John Hope Bryant is a natural entrepreneur who became a businessman early in life with a modest but life-changing, $40 investment from his mother in his first business idea at the age of 10. John Hope Bryant is a ‘silver rights’ entrepreneur and businessman, bestselling author, thought leader, philanthropic investor and the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Ventures.

John Hope Bryant on Capitalism

The Future of Capitalism

The future of capitalism in America is often debated. This is Capitalism explores that discussion with the help of Glenn Hubbard, of Columbia Business School, Seema Hingorani, of Girls Who Invest, and John Hope Bryant, of Operation HOPE, Inc. http://www.thisiscapitalism.com/future-of-capitalism/?modal=true

Posted by This Is Capitalism on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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

8:30 – 8:55 Student Arrival/Breakfast
8:55 – 9:10 Welcome and Inspiration by Lead Facilitator
9:10-9:40 Understanding your Market and Need
9:40 -10:10 Innovation
10:10 – 10:25 Market Research
10:25 -10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Funding
11:00 – 12:00 Developing a Business Model
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch, Pitches, Keynote Address & Awards
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