Economics of Entrepreneurship - St. Louis
During this 3-day seminar at Lindenwood University (for ages 14-17), you'll explore the economic way of thinking, world issues, and the entrepreneurial mindset as you discover how entrepreneurs create value for themselves and others.
What will you do? You'll tackle fun activities like the Trading Game and gain critical thinking skills that you can apply to every day life. You'll discuss some of life's most challenging economic issues with dynamic speakers and learn how to confidently express ideas. During socials and on-campus excursions, you'll make life-long connections with other students who are just as curious and driven to be successful.
After a life-changing 3 days, you'll earn a Certificate of Completion and have a memorable experience that you can share with college recruiters or add to your resume.
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Check-in (Mathews Hall)
Welcome (Dunseth Auditorium, in Harmon Hall)
Entrepreneurs Change the World (Brian Brenberg)
Pre-Seminar Content Review
Opening Discussion & Ice Breaker
Ice Cream Social
Breakfast (Evans Commons)
Why Does Economic Thinking Matter for Entrepreneurs? (Bruce Rottman)
Rules for Success (Antony Davies)
Trading Game Activity
Is Making a Profit Selfish (Brian Brenberg)
Cooperation, Compassion, & Heart (Bruce Rottman)
Group Photo & Free Time
People Over Politics (Antony Davies)
Shark Tank Prep
Breakfast (Evans Commons)
Obstacles to Entrepreneurial Success (Brian Brenberg)
Shark Tank Activity
Econ in One Lesson Reading Discussion
Do You Have What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur? (Antony Davies)
Role of the Entrepreneur (Derek Magill)
Prep for Faculty Q&A
Virtues of Entrepreneurship (Bruce Rottman)
Closing Remarks & Seminar Olympics Awards
St. Charles, Missouri
You should plan to arrive at Lindenwood University (209 S Kingshighway St, St. Charles, MO 63301) no later than 3:30 pm on Tuesday, July 11th, and all participants are required to depart by 12:00 pm on Friday, July 14th.
If you are flying, plan to fly into the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL). Lindenwood University is approximately 10 miles west of St. Louis, and FEE will provide a shuttle from the airport to campus (and back). We will email you details about the shuttle as the seminar gets closer.
Because of the travel time to and from the campus, please choose a flight that arrives before 1:30 pm on Tuesday, July 11th and a flight that departs after 9:30 am on Friday, July 14th.
You will be staying in traditional dorm rooms with a roommate of your same gender and will share a community bathroom with other students on your hall, also of your same gender. Linens are NOT provided, so you will need to bring your own bedding (sheets sized Twin XL or a sleeping bag), a pillow, and a towel. Make sure to bring any toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.) you might need as well.