CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: May 25, 2000
UI hosts entrepreneur camp for high school students
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial
Center (JPEC) is hosting a summer program for high school students who could
be the next generation of Iowa entrepreneurs.
During the camp July 17 to July 21, students will learn how to identify
and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities, write business and feasibility
plans, find financing for new ventures and how to 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 camp runs 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, but students must provide their own
transportation to and from the camp each day.
Students will also have the opportunity to compete for college scholarships
and seed capital awards to start their new venture.
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
by Monday, June 12. Seating is limited to 30 students.
For more information, contact David Hensley at (319) 335-0992 or