GVSU holds teen entrepreneurship academy

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Valley State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will help local high school students learn about entrepreneurship in its fourth annual summer academy.

The Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy will be held from June 21-23 on Grand Valley's Pew Grand Rapids Campus, and will be open to a group of 35 high school students. During the academy, students will become aware of small business and entrepreneurship opportunities in West Michigan, and gain hands-on experience guided by area entrepreneurs. It culminates with a pitch competition in which winners will receive cash prizes up to $400.
 
The academy is sponsored by the Seidman College of Business' Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and is designed for students entering grades 9-12. Participants are selected based on areas of interest, GPA, and the recommendations of educators. Students will leave the academy with entrepreneurial knowledge and a unique university experience.

Grand Valley State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation serves to promote, preserve, influence, and impact students, faculty, and the community through quality academic research, resource management, and information services in the field of entrepreneurship. The center fosters interaction within various workshops and seminars, as well as through coordination of programs with local business organizations. For more information, or to register for the Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy, visit www.gvsu.edu/ent.