SUMMER BIZ CAMPS
YEScarolina Summer Biz Camps teach students the basics of how to start and run a business. Topics include marketing, finance, customer service and strategic planning. At the end of the summer business camp, students are invited participate in a business plan competition where they present their ideas to business men and women serving as judges. The top three students receive seed month to help launch their business. First place receives $250, second place receives $150 and third place wins $100.
HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH FOUNDATION BIZ CAMP
THE HARBOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
The top students from the YEScarolina Regional and State Business Plan Competitions will be invited to a six-week mentorship and accelerator program in collaboration with The Harbor Entrepreneur Center in Charleston, SC. Students will be paired with mentors who are comprised of Harbor Accelerator graduate founders and community business leaders where they will meet on a weekly basis for six weeks, culminating with a pitch presentation and reception. The curriculum for the weekly sessions will range from knowing your customer to competitive advantage to building a pipeline and beyond.
“Much of The Harbor’s vision is built on the pay it forward mentality. The proven entrepreneurs in the community stepped up to mentor start ups in The Harbor Accelerator, now those founders are thrilled to share what they’ve learned to mentor the student teams involved in this program. YEScarolina has done incredible work with student entrepreneurs for years so this collaboration makes nothing but sense for both organizations,” stated John Osborne, co-founder & director of The Harbor Entrepreneurship Center.