VCU School of Business
Snead Hall, Room B4106
301 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000
Phone: (804) 828-6468
Fax: (804) 828-1602
During two innovative days on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus, you'll work with college students and professors to learn how to think and act like an entrepreneur. You'll start by identifying a need in our community, then work with a team to come up with ways to meet that need and develop a preliminary business plan using the Junior Achievement Be Entrepreneurial and company programs. The teams will close out the challenge by pitching their business in a Shark Tank-style competition. The WINNING team will receive a CASH PRIZE and be invited to the Governor's High School Entrepreneurial Challenge where they will compete, among four other teams, for the Governor.
The VA Entrepreneurial Challenge allows high school juniors and seniors the chance to:
• Work with students and professors from the VCU Entrepreneurship program
• Explore the Virginia Commonwealth University campus
• Meet motivated, like-minded students from various high schools
• Hear from local startups
• Develop your creative thinking and business skills
• Learn to pitch your business idea
• Build your entrepreneurship skill set
Senior Education Manager
Junior Achievement of Central Virginia
804 217-8855 x206
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 117 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
What is the Junior Acheivement Company Program? Watch the video below to find out.