CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: June 27, 2000
UI hosts entrepreneur camp for high school students
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial
Center (JPEC) continues to seek high school students to participate in a summer
entrepreneurship camp July 17 to July 21.
The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at the John Pappajohn Business
Building and is open to area students who have completed ninth through 11th
grades. There is no fee for the camp, which is made possible through a grant
from the William Zimmerman Foundation. Scholarships and seed money for student-run
businesses will be awarded.
At the camp, students will learn how to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial
opportunities, write business and feasibility plans, find financing for new
ventures, and use technology and
e-commerce in a new business.
UI entrepreneurship faculty, experienced entrepreneurs and business experts
will teach the daily sessions. Students will also be able to work on their
business ideas with the assistance of entrepreneurial experts.
The program is sponsored by JPEC, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
and the UI. Applications for the camp are available from JPEC and are due
July 1. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the camp
For more information, contact JPEC at (319) 335-1022.