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 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.
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.