This summer, teens interested in entrepreneurship can discover what it takes to become a successful business leader at the CEO Academy, an exclusive one-week summer camp. Presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University, CEO Academy will take place at FGCU’s Emergent Technologies Institute from June 19-23.
Open to rising high school juniors and seniors from Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, CEO Academy teaches students the basics of starting and operating a successful business. With the guidance of experienced local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and FGCU professors, students work in project teams to develop a unique business concept, comprehensive business model and prototype.
Through support from Southwest Florida’s Family Business Foundation and “Breaking Par at Grandezza,” the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announced college scholarships will be awarded to students on the winning and second place teams for the business plan competition held at the conclusion of the camp. This opportunity provides students with invaluable knowledge and experience from successful business leaders and entrepreneurs, an excellent addition to a college application and the chance to participate in future Junior Achievement events.
Camp hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.