Fri, July 19, 2019
High school students learn about entrepreneurship at CSUSB camp
A group of inland region high school juniors and seniors learned about entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino at the UpStarters Discovery Camp, a new program of Cal State San Bernardino’s Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE).The students, from high schools in Montclair, Palm Desert, Rancho Cucamonga, Bloomington, San Bernardino, Ontario and Murrieta, got a taste of the university’s globally recognized entrepreneurship program and a distinct college experience during the three-day, two-night camp on July 14-16 and a second cohort from July 19-21, said Stacey Allis, IECE assistant director.
At the camp the students:
- met with CSUSB alumni and local entrepreneurs;
- had 14 hours of dedicated entrepreneurial instruction and experiential learning that included problem-solving, creativity and innovation, the power of customer feedback/validation, choosing the right startup model for entrepreneurial ventures, identifying the right startup resources and avoiding rookie mistakes;
- spent two nights at university housing;
- toured the campus, had a barbecue and movie night, witnessed a fast pitch competition; and
- were presented with certificates of completion.