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Students from 21 High Schools attend NSU’s Annual Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

(Photo caption: Students who participated in the Entrepreneurship Summer Camp.)

NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted its annual entrepreneurship summer camp for high school students on July 22-26. The Entrepreneurship Summer Camp and Personal Enrichment (E.S.C.A.P.E) program is designed for highly motivated high school students who wish to learn more about entrepreneurship and the process of starting a business and maintaining ethical business practices.

Each day was packed with lectures from NSU professors and South Florida business leaders, lively discussions, and interactive exercises. This year students traveled from 21 high schools in Broward and Miami-Dade county public and private schools as well as from Tampa, New Hampshire, Jamaica, and Colombia.

Prior to the start of camp, each participant wrote an essay on a business that they want to start. By the end of the week they were able to present their business idea in great detail, including start-up costs, target market, and a mission statement to a panel of entrepreneurs who then gave them advice on how to make their dream a reality. Here’s what participants had to say about the camp:

“The E.S.C.A.P.E. program showed me how a viable idea can be created into a successful business.” American Heritage student, Grade 10

“The E.S.C.A.P.E. program made learning about entrepreneurship enriching but fun and easy to learn. I had a great week, I’ll never forget it.”  Miami Lakes Educational Center student, grade 12

“One of the most influential programs that I have ever taken part in in my entire life. It was a blast!” Nova High School student, Grade 12

E.S.C.A.P.E. campers got a sense of college life when they visited the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, the Don Taft University Center, and toured Nova Southeastern University’s campus.