Allsup Summer Academy
The Allsup Academy is a week-long immersive summer program at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business.
About Allsup Academy
During the last week in July, high school students from around the nation come together to explore, learn, develop, and present innovative solutions to real world market needs.
The Allsup Academy uses experiential learning, problem solving and case studies to educate young people on how to start and operate a business while instilling an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset.
The Academy offers students four various entrepreneurship tracks that students can choose to study while at the Academy. The four tracks include:
- General Entrepreneurship
- Tech Entrepreneurship
- Family Entrepreneurship
- Female Entrepreneurship
The four various tracks, as well as the Allsup Academy as a whole, will cover topics that include:
- defining entrepreneurship,
- opportunity recognition,
- characteristics of a successful entrepreneur,
- income statements and financial,
- return on investments,
- inventions and product development,
- financing strategy,
- cost of goods sold,
- marketing and advertising,
- competitive analysis,
- professional presentation methods
The class also provides networking with entrepreneurs and local business professionals to develop possible mentor relationships and internship opportunities.
- Idea Pitch Competition
- Cash Prizes
- Field Trips
- Local Entrepreneurial Celebrities
- Hands-on experiential learning
- Entrepreneurial skill building
- Team building activities
- Tours of thriving local businesses
Full tuition for the 2014 Academy is $495, however, generous scholarships are available based on high school GPA, student activities, financial need, and the desire to attend.
Interested high school students should contact the Center for Entrepreneurship in the John Cook School of Business by:
For questions, please contact:
Youth Programs Coordinator