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Teen Entrepreneur Academy

Preparing Future Business Leaders: One-week Residential Camp Summer Academy for High School Students.

Mission Statement:Teen Entrepreneur Academy

The purpose of the Teen Entrepreneur Academy is to educate, train and empower the next generation of honorable entrepreneurs (TeenPreneurs) so that they become difference-makers who lead productive, fruitful and purposeful enterprises and experience meaningful lives of integrity, serving others and making the world a better place.

Established in 2011, the Teen Entrepreneur Academy (TEA) is a hands-on, learn-by-doing, one-week residential business entrepreneurship start-up summer camp for high school students. It is held annually in July at Concordia University in Irvine, California, USA. If you have a child in grades 5-8, then please visit the Kid Entrepreneur Academy web page. TEA teaches high school students real-world entrepreneurship, best business practices, principles of free enterprise and “how to” start and launch their own business. Teenagers (TeenPreneurs), working in groups of 3-to-4, work as entrepreneurs by preparing start-up business plans for their own real businesses. The team with the best start-up business plan wins $1,500 in the entrepreneurship business plan competition and held the last day of the summer camp academy. For pre-high school students (grades 5-8), we offer the Kid Entrepreneur Academy. Click here for information

Academy Dates:  July 22-28, 2018

The challenges facing high school students and our world grow more complex every day. Our world needs fresh ideas, innovative solutions and visionary leaders who can make them happen. These leaders are entrepreneurs. America’s future is dependent upon the next generation of entrepreneurs, young people with new ideas and big dreams and the tools and training necessary to realize them.

This hands-on training is available at a unique summer business camp academy at Concordia University through our innovative Teen Entrepreneur Academy (TEA). It’s never too early to teach young people the basic principles of business and entrepreneurship. TEA provides high school students real-world business training that helps teenagers become leaders with ethics and integrity. In one-week, TEA will teach the principles and practices of entrepreneurship and “how to start” their own business.

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Students learn how to realize the business ideas or the passion in their hearts for business, Concordia’s Business School Dean, instructor and entrepreneur catalyst Stephen Christensen along with other business faculty and successful business leaders and entrepreneurs provide training. Student teams will write business plans and learn best business practices and strategies for starting a business. TEA is limited to 100 high school students. Investment is $1,250 (financial assistance for low-income families) for United States students and $1,850 for International students for living on campus for the week including room, board, books, field trips and classes. Register Now. Questions, call 949-214-3198 or email: stephen.christensen@cui.edu.

Concordia University is located in the beautiful modern City of Irvine California inside of an exclusive private residential community surrounded by $1 million plus homes, on a spectacular 70-acre hillside overlooking the surrounding cities. The master-planned City is rated as the safest city in the America for the past nine years. Read more about the City of Irvine Click Here


Teen Entrepreneur Academy Founder Nominated for Prestigious “Excellence in Entrepreneurship” Award

Stephen Christensen, founder of the TEA summer program, was one of the nominees for the prestigious “Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award,” in March 2013 and 2014. Read More.