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High school students participate in entrepreneurial camp

Entrepreneurial Summer Camp
Posted at 1:40 PM, Jun 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-22 14:40:42-04

DE PERE (NBC 26) — About 125 high school students from across the state participated in this year's Wisconsin Business World Summer Camp.

The four-day, three-night camp was at capacity this year as students were challenged to innovate and lead as they create and run a business from the ground up.

Entrepreneurial Summer Camp

Through dynamic speakers, manufacturing tours, and hands-on activities, students leave the camp with a better understanding of business principles, financial literacy, and the Wisconsin economy.

At the start of camp, students were placed into groups as "companies" and were tasked to build a profitable business model. Daily decisions and competitions earned or cost these "companies" points which determined their place on the leader board. The winning "company" was recognized in front of their peers, family, and guests.

Entrepreneurial Summer Camp

At the end of camp, students pitched their products to Wisconsin executives and invited guests to an expo-style trade show.

Students were able to explore potential future careers.

For more information about Wisconsin's entrepreneurial camp or to register for next year's camp go to www.wmcfoundation.org/summer-program