Young Entrepreneurs Business Week is career readiness preparation at its finest, truly modeling the working world. Student participants experience the real life rewards and consequences of competition, teamwork, financial analysis, and ethical decisions. They learn the art of marketing, the science of production, and the value of networking. Along the way, they build the confidence to succeed in school, work, and life. YEBW programs are designed to meet each student wherever they are in their educational and experiential development, providing them with a balance of challenge and support and pushing them to exceed their own expectations.
YEBW 2013 Programs
Run a company
Network with business leaders
Explore a college campus
For first-year students at YEBW, Business Week immerses you into the world of business, career preparation, and fun! Whether you want to become a doctor, lawyer, athlete, or any other professional, there are business and leadership skills essential for your success. Guided by a volunteer from the business community, each student-led company participates in company management, mock interviews, an etiquette dinner, dance, and much more.
Learn investing skills and methods
Gain perspective from industry experts
Simulate stock market investments
Reconnect with last year's friends
For returning students, Investing Week explores the world of personal and corporate finance, teaching students valuation methods for stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Students compete in a week-long stock portfolio competition and analyze a mutual fund and stock of their choice, presenting their small group’s recommendation to buy, sell, or hold to a panel of judges acting as investors.
Start your own business
Compete in team challenges
Simulate an entrepreneurial experience
Establish valuable connections
Students in the Apprentice Week program must have completed Investing Week or Business Week and their junior year of high school. This advanced program challenges each student to prepare a full business plan, run an on-campus business as a team, and present their individual work to a panel of judges acting as potential company investors.