Think Like an Entrepreneur (with Bloom Debate Club)

Join Bloom Debate Club for an in-person day camp on how sound economics, ethical entrepreneurship, and strong character empower students to succeed in the real world.

This content is valuable to students between the ages of 14-26 and will cover the following learning objectives: Wealth Creation, Entrepreneurship, Division of Labor, and Role of Entrepreneurs in a Society.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion. This program is available at no cost to you, though registration is required. Please only sign up if you can attend both days. 

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Saratoga Public Library Community Room
13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA


August 19-20, 2022


Day 1: Aug 19, 10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT

Session 1: Markets

Speaker: James Harrigan

Description: What constitutes a market? Should there really be a market for everything? In this session, students will discuss market-based solutions as an alternative to regulation in solving societal problems.

Session 2: Killing Uber: Taxis, the Sharing Economy, and Regulatory Capture

Speaker:  Matt Mitchell

Description: This session will explore how consumers were harmed by regulations and how, ironically, the new technology offered by Uber and Lyft actually addressed the market imperfections that taxi regulation was ostensibly designed to address in the first place.

Day 2: Aug 20, 10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT

Session 1: Entrepreneurs Change the World

Speaker: Matt Mitchell

Description: This talk focuses on the extraordinary rise in material prosperity of the last 200 years. Humans have achieved longer life spans, better nutrition, higher IQs and lower levels of violence. Important political and historical dates introduced life changing inventions such as the telegraph, penicillin, cargo shipping, etc. The speaker will focus on telling the stories of the entrepreneurs that made these innovations that improved our lives.

Session 2: Human Flourishing

Speaker:  James Harrigan

Description: This session will explore Adam Smith and Thomas Jefferson through the lens of what James Harrigan experienced living in Iraq.