Young CEO's Bootcamp

Young CEO's Bootcamp

Your idea could change the future!

Are you a Youth ages 13-18 with an interest in becoming a business owner? Join us for the Young CEO's Bootcamp. Teens age 13-18 will team to form a company and pitch their business idea to angel investors.  The winner will receive a $500 investment from the Iowa Black Business Coalition, and 1 year of mentoring & support. Must attend all sessions to compete.


August 11th, 12th, & 13th, from 4 PM-7PM

Thursday    August 11th        Agenda

4-4:30          eat,

                3-day program explained/preview

Introduction of participants

Why are you here?

                                who is a CEO, president?
4:30-5:30 Successful minority business owners (5min)

                                When did you start dreaming about owning a business?

                                Privileges of owning a business

                                Challenges of owning a business

5:30-7 PM 1 Page Business Plan-
Work with your team to outline the details of your product/service, target customer, and service area.


Fri August 12th          marketing, financial class, gateway workshop

4-5pm   eat, Financial Skills presented by GoodWill Industries

5-6 pm Customer Survey- call families and friends for feedback on your business idea.
6PM-7 PM- Adjust business plan based on feedback & team research

Saturday August 13th

Sat-        Young CEO's Business Pitch-Off

4-5pm               eat, pitching class

5:30pm             dance performance

5:30-6:15pm       business idea pitching

6:15-6:30pm       announce winner and presentation of prize

6:30-6:45pm       Evaluation

6:45-7:00pm       closing speech

August 11, 2016 at 4pm - 7pm
Hiatt Middle School
1214 E 15th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
United States
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Inie Clement · · (515) 218-1908

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