Entrepreneur Week Guests

At Entrepreneur Week, help high school students develop business concepts and pitches. YEBW invites real entrepreneurs, executives, marketers, finance professionals and subject matter experts to coach and inspire students to bring their business ideas to life...

YEBW's Entrepreneur Week will be at:

OSU-Cascades: July 26-Aug. 1, 2020
Oregon State University (OSU): Aug. 9-15, 2020




Students spend one week molding a business idea into a potential investment opportunity. At the end of the week, they present business plans in a Shark Tank-like pitch competition for a chance to win prizes. 

Most students in Entrepreneur Week have a baseline understanding of business and completed other YEBW programs: Business Week, as well as Marketing Week, Finance Week or Investing Week. For quality and engagement purposes, we limit seats to 25 students per EW program.


The ideal Entrepreneur Week Guest has:

  • Started a company

  • Experience running businesses or cultivating startups

  • A background in business development, operations, manufacturing, marketing or finance.

  • Served as an investor or venture capitalist (preferred, not required)

  • Strong public speaking or presentation skills

  • Creative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Excitement, energy and enthusiasm for business



Your time with YEBW matters... Entrepreneur Week takes place at:

OSU-Cascades: July 26-Aug. 1, 2020
Oregon State University (OSU): Aug. 9-15, 2020

This program is led entirely by qualified volunteers with entrepreneurial experience... Depending on expertise, serve on any of the following days:

Monday: Marketing
Tuesday: Sourcing, Manufacturing and Operations
Wednesday: Finance
Thursday: Presentations, Pitching and Public Speaking

The schedule for guests is noon to 5:30 p.m.

  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch with Lead Advisors

  • 1:30 p.m. Panel Interview

  • 2:30 p.m. Workshop (coach students one-on-one on their business plans)

Friday: YEBW Shark Tank Competition (7 p.m.-9 p.m.) - Visitors, welcome!


APPLY for the guest opportunity

In this role, serve students and help shape our future entrepreneurs... This program takes place at OSU-Cascades, July 26 to Aug. 1 and Oregon State University, Aug. 9 to 15. By completing this form, you are applying for the Entrepreneur Week Guest role on the day you specify below; upon acceptance, you will receive calendar confirmation from YEBW staff and Lead Advisors.

Name *
Campus and Date of Interest *
YES, I want to attend:


To learn more about this opportunity before applying, please contact YEBW.