Do you have a budding entrepreneur sitting at home this summer plotting how to be the next Bill Gates or using your backyard to build a rocket? If so, you may want to point them toward applying for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Applications from middle and high school students interested in being the CEOs of their own companies are being accepted NOW with class size limited to no more than 24. Three students have already been accepted and applications will only be available until the class slots are filled.
The program begins in the fall and continues with classes after school, once a week for 28 weeks. Students will actually develop an idea, build a business plan and pitch investors for startup funding with the goal being that each student will start a company by spring of 2018.
So far over 40 small businesses have been started by students under the age of 18 in the Grand Valley and your child could be next! For more information visit the Chamber website, www.gjchamber.org or contact the Chamber office, 970-242-3214.
Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce July 2017 Newsletter.