CEO Academy

"Empowering Florida's Future Business Leaders"

Dates: June 2020 (TBD)
Time: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM
Emergent Technologies Institute (ETI)
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
16301 Innovation Lane, Fort Myers, FL
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida in partnership with the Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University presents CEO Academy, a one-week summer camp to help prepare young aspiring entrepreneurs to be the outstanding business leaders and CEOs of tomorrow!
Open to rising high school juniors and seniors from Southwest Florida, the CEO Academy teaches students the basics of starting and operating a successful business. With the guidance of experienced local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and FGCU professors, academy participants work in project teams to develop a unique business concept and comprehensive business plan. At week's end, a panel of Junior Achievement Laureates, who have been recognized for their own exceptional practices in entrepreneurship, act as expert judges for the business plan competition. A $1,000 college scholarship will be awarded to each student on the winning team.
This opportunity provides students with invaluable knowledge and experience from successful business leaders and entrepreneurs, an excellent addition to a college application and the chance to participate in future Junior Achievement events.
For further information please click on the links below or contact the Junior Achievement office at (239) 225-2590.
How much does it cost?
A $100 application fee is required, fully refundable if not selected to attend the CEO Academy. The camp is graciously underwritten by our local business community and proceeds from the "Breaking Par for Junior Achievement" Grandezza Golf Tournament.
Who can attend?
CEO Academy is open to rising high school juniors and seniors in Collier, Lee & Charlotte counties.
Pillars of Student Success Entrepreneurship:  Financial-Literacy:  Work-Readiness: 
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JA AfterSchool High School
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