Economics of Entrepreneurship - Austin

FEE Seminar (Ages 14 - 17)
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - Wednesday, June 8, 2016
St. Edward's University Austin, TX

Schedule         |         Speakers         |        Travel Info

Entrepreneurship is the driving force of economic progress. The insight into new and better ways of meeting human needs combined with the willingness to risk real resources is what builds a better, brighter future for everyone. At this seminar for students 14-17 years of age you will:

  • explore the positive social role of the entrepreneur
  • learn about the virtues of value creation
  • acquire the superpowers of economic thinking that will help you see the world in a whole new way

The most common response from students after a FEE seminar is, “Why haven’t I heard about these ideas before?”

If you are ready for 3 days that will change your life, then apply to a FEE summer seminar today! Applications close on March 31, 2016.



Sunday, June 5

  • 12:00 - 4:00 pm: Check-in
  • 4:15 - 5:00 pm: Opening Remarks
  • 5:00 - 5:45 pm: Entrepreneurs Change the World (TK Coleman)
  • 6:00 - 7:15 pm: Dinner
  • 7:15 - 8:00 pm: Discussion
  • 8:00 - 8:15 pm: Evening Announcements
  • 8:15 - 9:00 pm: Ice Cream Social
  • 10:15 pm: Bed Checks

Monday, June 6

  • 7:45 - 8:45 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:45 am: Why Does Economic Thinking Matter for Entrepreneurs? (Anne Bradley)
  • 10:00 - 10:45 am: Rules for Success (Brian Brenberg)
  • 11:00 - 11:45 pm: Trading Game Activity
  • 11:45 - 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 - 1:45 pm: Is Making a Profit Selfish? (Brian Brenberg)
  • 2:00 - 2:45 pm: Cooperation, Compassion, and Heart (Anne Bradley)
  • 2:45 - 4:30 pm: Free Time
  • 4:30 - 5:15 pm: People Over Politics (TK Coleman)
  • 5:30 - 6:15 pm: Discussion
  • 6:15 - 6:30 pm: Feedback Collection
  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Dinner
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm: Shark Tank Activity Preparation
  • 8:30 - 10:00 pm: Free Time
  • 10:15 pm: Bed Checks

Tuesday, June 7

  • 7:45 - 8:45 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:45 am: Obstacles to Entrepreneurial Success (Brian Brenberg)
  • 10:00 - 10:45 am: Shark Tank Activity
  • 11:00 - 11:45 pm: Economics in One Lesson Reading Discussion
  • 11:45 - 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 - 1:45 pm: Anyone Can be an Entrepreneur (TK Coleman)
  • 2:00 - 2:45 pm: The Importance of the Entrepreneurship (Magatte Wade)
  • 2:45 - 4:30 pm: Free Time
  • 4:30 - 5:15 pm: The Virtues of Entrepreneurship (Anne Bradley)
  • 5:30 - 6:15 pm: Faculty Q&A Panel
  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Dinner
  • 7:30 - 8:00 pm: Closing Remarks and Final Feedback Collection
  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm: Seminar Olympics & Awards Ceremony
  • 10:15 pm: Bed Checks

Wednesday, June 8

  • 7:45 - 8:45 am: Breakfast
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Students Depart


Brian Brenberg teaches classes in business and economics at The King’s College. Prior to joining the King’s faculty, he held positions in the medical device and financial services industries, as well as public policy research. He earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition to his teaching at King’s, Professor Brenberg has written for USA Today, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, and WORLD Magazine, and has appeared on CNBC, FOX Business Television, FOX News Radio, and The Blaze. He resides in New York City with his wife, Krista, and their three children.

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics, where she develops and commissions research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. She is a visiting professor at Georgetown University, and she also teaches at The Institute for World Politics and George Mason University. Previously, she has taught at Charles University, Prague, and she has served as the Associate Director for the Program in Economics, Politics, and the Law at the James M. Buchanan Center at George Mason University. Dr. Rathbone Bradley received her Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2006, during which time she was a James M. Buchanan Scholar.

T.K. Coleman is a philosopher and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles, California. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy & Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University and has worked as a licensed financial adviser for American Express, a Corporate Trainer for National Seminar Group, a Director of Business Development for Rock City Films Entertainment, and an Educator for the Continuing Education Divisions at Graceland University and Rockhurst University. T.K. is currently the Education Director for Praxis and he blogs daily on self-determinism, creativity, and philosophy at

Magatte Wade was born in Senegal, educated in Germany and France, and launched her entrepreneurial career in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she co-founded Adina World Beverages after working closely with Silicon Valley start-ups. She is a TED Global Africa Fellow and started a new company, Tiossan, a contemporary lifestyle products brand that integrates the three cultures that formed her, Dakar, Paris, and San Francisco. She is fluent in, and conducts business in, Wolof, the predominant indigenous language of Senegal, French, and English. She was also named one of Forbes 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa and writes for The Huffington Post, Barron’s, and other publications.


Travel Information

You should plan to arrive at St. Edward's University (3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704) no later than 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 5th, and all participants are required to depart by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 8th.

Plan to fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). St. Edward’s University is about 12 minutes from the airport, and FEE will provide a shuttle for you to campus on arrival day and back to the airport on departure day.

Please choose a flight that arrives before 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5th and a flight that departs after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8th.

You will be staying in Basil Moreau Hall in a double occupancy dorm room and will share a bathroom with your roommate. Linens are provided, including a pillow, pillow case, fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket and towel.