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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 each day.

For more information, contact JPEC at (319) 335-1022.