BizCamp Business Plan Competition is from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. The public is invited to attend. BizCamp runs through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day at Moses Jackson Advancement Center (MJAC), 1410-B Richards St., in West Savannah
BizCamp is a joint project of Savannah State University and the City of Savannah, and utilizes an innovative curriculum created by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. The Business Plan Competition will be judged by a panel of business, government, and education leaders.
The Moses Jackson Advancement Center was developed by the City of Savannah to house a number of community partners who provide programs that help low-income families and youth increase economic self-sufficiency and family well-being. Savannah State University is of one of many community partners providing services at MJAC.
BizCamp is funded by a grant to Savannah State University from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide entrepreneurial training to youth and adults in Savannah’s west-side neighborhoods.
The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship is the premier youth entrepreneurial education program in the U.S. and around the world. The program has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, CNN and numerous print and electronic media reports. The camp is facilitated by Paul Smith who is a certified NFTE Instructor and a business professor at Newberry College in South Carolina. He was the 2009 recipient of the YESCarolina Entrepreneurial Teacher of the Year Award.
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