YEBW is for all high school students; not just future entrepreneurs… During this immersive, week-long program, you will develop leadership and professional skills that carry with you for life—regardless of the occupation you choose.

YEBW offers a one-of-a-kind, on-campus experience. Choose between any of the following weeks:

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

Take home skills to help you thrive in college and your career.

“Throughout the programs, I was uniquely engaged and challenged. YEBW gave me an opportunity to learn more about business, but also truly uncovered my passion for entrepreneurship. Beyond business, though, I built invaluable friendships and connections with people I would never have otherwise met.”
— Emily Rodriguez, YEBW Alumni
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top 10 reasons to attend YEBW

  1. Gain hands-on business experience. Whether you pursue entrepreneurship or not, business is part of every career.

  2. Develop professional skills in communications, goal setting, time management, teamwork, public speaking and more. You can also add YEBW to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

  3. See accomplished entrepreneurs and executive speakers, as they share how they got where they are today…You’ll hear inspiring presentations on business leadership, vision, product ideation and more.

  4. Meet business connections and mentors. Throughout the week, you can practice etiquette, networking and job interviews. You will also have a dedicated Advisor and Intern to guide you through the week’s activities.

  5. Make new friends. Your ‘company’ is filled with high school peers, whom you will work closely with throughout the week.

  6. Stay and study on a college campus. Choose between University of Portland, Oregon State University in Corvallis, OSU-Cascades in Bend and University of Oregon in Eugene.

  7. Earn college credit at Oregon State University, regardless of which YEBW campus you choose to attend.

  8. Discover new career fields and industries. YEBW covers operations, finance, marketing and other facets. Featured seminars may include: technology, health care, clothing and apparel, food and beverage, and more.

  9. Explore your talents and interests, while developing transferable skills. Again, there is a business side to every occupation—regardless of whether you pursue entrepreneurship. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to transform your passion into a product…

  10. Once you complete Business Week, you can come back for Finance Week, Marketing Week and Entrepreneur Week. Become a part of the YEBW alumni network and community—filled with students and business leaders who support your future success.

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“Within the two short weeks I spent with YEBW, I learned more about starting a business than during my first year of college. Through YEBW, I was exposed to new ideas and good people that inspired me...”
— Coley Trost, YEBW Alumni



At Business Week, learn how to:

- Run mock companies
- Compete in business simulations
- Develop an original product idea
- Pitch concepts
- Present business plans


communication skills

Experience professional growth:

- Attend inspiring presentations from entrepreneurs and executives
- Participate in networking and etiquette events
- Practice mock job interviews



Take on leadership roles and new skills:

- Teamwork
- Goal Setting
- Time Management
- Communications
- Public Speaking

“Before I attended YEBW last summer, I felt as if business was something I had no interest in ... Within the first two days of Business Week my opinion had changed completely. This experience nurtured my leadership skills and my passion for entrepreneurship for social change ... I want to encourage all students to participate in YEBW to discover their own passions.”
— Christina Spires, YEBW Alumni

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To learn more about YEBW, please contact Andrew Weiss, our Student Engagement Officer, at