At Young Entrepreneurs Business Week, we cover more than just business fundamentals... Students learn about leadership, teamwork, networking, public speaking and more. During each program, YEBW incorporates inspirational speakers, interactive learning exercises and other professional growth activities.
University of Oregon (UO): July 12-18, 2020
University of Portland (UP): July 26-Aug. 1, 2020
OSU-Cascades: July 26-Aug. 1, 2020
Oregon State University (OSU): Aug. 9-15, 2020
Core outcomes include business competency, college credit opportunities, college exposure, career direction, connections, communication skills and confidence.
At YEBW’s first-year, flagship program, students learn how to run a company as a team. Together, they compete in business simulations (BizSim) on a common product and develop an original product or service. During the week, they form companies, make decisions and develop business presentations.
Offered at: University of Oregon, University of Portland, OSU-Cascades and Oregon State University.
Marketing Week starts with identifying the end customer and the right value proposition, and then develops a strategy around product definition, pricing, promotion and delivery. Small teams analyze real world examples of companies’ marketing approaches. The end result is an exciting two-part competition that has teams presenting to a panel of business experts and a “lightning round” business strategy competition to find YEBW’s top marketers.
Offered at: University of Oregon and University of Portland
Building on the Business Week foundation, Finance Week challenges students to make good financial decisions in a world with uncertainty. Teams analyze financial statements and use budgeting techniques common to both the personal and professional worlds. Students evaluate public companies, finance a new product, and create a personal financial plan.
Offered at: University of Oregon and Oregon State University
As our capstone program, students develop their own individual business plan presentations. Unlike Business Week, where students build businesses in a group, Entrepreneur Week focuses on independent business creation and development. At the end, students present their business plan pitches. Must complete Business Week + Marketing Week and/or Finance Week prior to Entrepreneur Week.
Offered at: Oregon State University and OSU-Cascades