Rankin College of Business

June 9 - 11, 2024

Innovate U:

Entrepreneurship Camp for Tomorrow’s Leaders

June 9-11, 2024

The Rankin College of Business invites students entering 10th-12th grade for the 2024-2025 academic year to join us this June for a 3-day overnight entrepreneurship camp experience. Participants will spend 3 days and 2 nights on SAU’s campus, and learn what it takes to run a small business and bring their ideas to life in a series of workshops and activities led by SAU faculty and other experts. Campers will stay in double-occupancy rooms in Eichenberger Hall on campus. The registration fee for the camp is $200, and includes meals, materials, and all activities.

For more information, contact alvatzlavick@saumag.edu or 870-235-4300.

2024 Presenters

Miranda Bryan

Academic Advisor
Rankin College of Business
Southern Arkansas University

Kristen Cribb

Instructor of Marketing
Rankin College of Business
Southern Arkansas University

Dr. Bao Hoang

Assistant Professor of Management
Rankin College of Business
Southern Arkansas University

Dr. Gerald Plumlee

Associate Professor of Management
Assistant Dean
Rankin College of Business
Southern Arkansas University

Dr. Timothy Wise

Associate Professor of Management
Rankin College of Business
Southern Arkansas University

2024 Camp Itinerary

Sunday, June 9, 2024

2:00 PM

Registration and Check-In

Afternoon Sessions

Orientation

 

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Its Outcomes

6:00 PM

Dinner

Evening Sessions

Games

 

Personality Inventory

 

Snacks and Movie

10:00 PM

Bedtime

Monday, June 10, 2024

8:00 AM

Breakfast

Morning Sessions

Team Formation

 

Business Idea Generation Workshop

 

Campus Tour

12:00 PM

Lunch

Afternoon Sessions

Operations and Management

 

Market Research and Validation

 

Financing Your Model

5:00 PM

Dinner

Evening Sessions

Games

 

Snacks and Movie

10:00 PM

Bedtime

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

8:00 AM

Breakfast

Morning Sessions

Branding and Marketing Strategies

 

Pitch Preparation

12:00 PM

Lunch

Afternoon Sessions

Pitch Practice and Feedback

 

Break

2:30 PM

Final Business Plan Presentations

4:00 PM

Closing Ceremony and Reception

5:00 PM

Check-Out

 

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