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Jacobson Entrepreneurship Camp

Elementary Camp for 5th and 6th Graders

Cedar Rapids:
June 22-26, 2015
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Iowa City:
July 6-10, 2015
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The Jacobson Entrepreneurship Camp is a week-long day camp for Iowa students entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall and are interested in entrepreneurship and owning a business. The Jacobson Institute holds two academies each summer, in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.  The camp runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (early drop off and late pick up are available for an additional fee).

Camp participants:

  • Hear entrepreneurial start-up stories from nationally recognized entrepreneurs
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of starting a business from University of Iowa faculty
  • Network with other young Iowans interested in starting their own business
  • Compete for SEED CAPITAL CASH PRIZES at the end of the week
  • Receive recognition as a top young entrepreneur in Iowa

What is the Jacobson Entrepreneurship Camp? 
A week-long day camp geared for young people who want to start, operate, or improve their business.

How much does the Jacobson Entrepreneurship Camp cost? 
Through generous support from Hills Bank & Trust Company, you pay only $200 for a week—snacks, materials, and T-shirt are included! Participants may elect to drop their children off early (7:45 a.m.) and pick them up late (until 5:30 p.m.) for an additional fee of $10 per day. Scholarships are available.

Who can apply? 
Current Iowa students who are entering 5-6 grades in the fall living in the Iowa City or Cedar Rapids area.

Campers spend the day in the classroom learning about entrepreneurship, hearing guest speakers, and developing their business plan. By the end of the week, camp participants have developed a business plan, business cards, flyer and PowerPoint presentation that they present to a panel of judges who award CASH PRIZES to the top plans! Up to 32 young entrepreneurs will be honored.

Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the parent.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at or 319-335-2204.


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