High School Students Build Ideas at Camp Enterprise

Camp Enterprise students celebrate their winning idea

On Saturday, March 4, the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management, along with the Rotary Club of Kansas City and the UMKC Office of Financial Literacy, sponsored Camp Enterprise for the second consecutive year. Camp Enterprise is a one-day competition allowing high school students to interact, brainstorm and develop new business ideas in entrepreneurial Kansas City.

Approximately 40 high school juniors and seniors from across the Kansas City region were randomly assigned to teams, then competed to see who could come up with the best business models using the business model canvas.

“Camp Enterprise is designed to bring together a diverse population of students from all across the metro and expose them to the concepts, principles and ethics involved with starting a business,” said Scott Ezzell, Bloch School Manager of Admissions and Recruitment. “This event gives students insight into their post-high school options and the role higher education can play in their success.”

Students competed for various prizes, with the top team receiving $1,000 in cash as well as iPad Air Tablets. The second place team also received $1,000 in cash.  Additionally, each student attending Camp Enterprise received a $1,000 Bloch scholarship.

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