iCREATE Camp 2021
Launched in 2016, iCREATE is a 7-day overnight camp for kids ages 14-17 where students come together from all over the country to create and start a real business venture in one week. Participants arrive on Sunday afternoon, meet each other, and are given a broad theme. Through the course of the week, they learn from entrepreneurs as they create products for sale the following Saturday at an actual retail store, pocketing their portion of net earnings. Coordinated by the School of Human Sciences and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach, college students at MSU serve as coordinators and counselors for the week and guide campers along the way.
What Participants Do?
- Brainstorm product ideas around a given theme
- Conduct 30-50 face-to-face consumer interviews to iterate product ideas
- Design, source, and build product ideas
- Navigate financials and make decisions on loans vs. equity investments
- Plan, layout, and promote a retail storefront
- Manage and sell products for a 4-hour pop-up shop
- Review performance, and if successful, pocket their percentage of net earnings
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021 – Saturday, June 19, 2021
Who is eligible: This intensive and innovative program is for high school teens (ages 14-17), which are interested in launching their own business, blog, brand, or website related to fashion, technology, or innovations available to consumers.
Type: Overnight Camp
Sponsoring Unit: College of Business' Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' School of Human Sciences
Other Information: All participants will work toward the launch of a retail space dedicated to selling and promoting your product. Limited to 30 participants, so please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot in the upcoming iCREATE.
Cost: $695 (includes overnight accommodation, all meals, and supplies). $50 deposit required to reserve a spot.
Register now for this exciting, pre-college summer program for teens interested in building a brand or company through fun, hands-on experiences, workshops, and projects.
Thanks to generous donations, a few scholarships are available to help offset the cost of the camp. Click here to apply after paying the deposit.