Summer Academy Camps

Startup Studio: Creative Entrepreneurship

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Calling all budding innovators, entrepreneurs, creative problem-solvers, and tech pioneers! Are you overflowing with ideas and ready to turn them into reality? Whether you’re launching a new app, a worthwhile charity, or an amazing product, there are some things you need to know to get started. In this camp, you'll learn more about brainstorming solutions, managing projects, designing and developing a brand, and harnessing the power of social media to transmit your ideas to the public. You’ll even get hands-on experience, working with a team to develop a professional-looking presentation to pitch a great idea to potential investors. The week culminates with the annual Startup Studio Million Dollar Idea Showcase, where teams will show off their amazing pitches and prototypes to family, friends and local entrepreneurs!  

Ages: 13-17

Course Information

Course Number:

85041

Course Date: Monday, July 13, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.

Cost:

Day Camp - $350

  • Optional Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $750

Prerequisites:
This course is designed for students with little to no background in business, and may not be suitable for advanced business students.

Financial Assistance:
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download in the right hand column of this page as soon as registration opens, and will be processed in the order they are received. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out beginning in mid-May, and could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.

Instructor: 

Lucas Jensen is currently completing his Ph.D. in Learning, Design and Technology. He holds a Master's in Education in Instructional Design and Development, as well as a Master's in Education in Social Science Education, both from the University of Georgia. For nearly a decade, he worked as a publicist and promoter at Team Clermont, an Athens-based company that handles PR, publicity, and radio promotion for music artists. Lucas has also spent time as a touring/recording musician and designing games. He currently teaches undergraduate courses at UGA and James Madison University, where he shows his students how to use graphic design and innovative technology in their professional lives. This is his seventh year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.