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Founders Forum Award Supports Florida Tech Youth Summer Entrepreneurial Camp Set for June 17-21

05/31/2013

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Founders Forum has awarded $500 in scholarship funding to the Florida Institute of Technology Women’s Business Center (WBC) summer entrepreneurial camp in partnership with Junior Achievement of the Space Coast. The camp, June 17-21, will meet 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the WBC offices, Florida Tech Commons, on campus. The camp is open to middle school and high school students ages 13 to 18; the deadline to register is June 7.

Upon program completion students will be able to recognize strategies of a successful entrepreneur, evaluate entrepreneurial ideas and demonstrate innovative business planning skills. Additionally, the camp participants will be eligible to compete in the Be Entrepreneurial Business Plan Challenge held in December sponsored by Junior Achievement and the Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech.
The camp fee of $250 includes snacks and lunch. A few scholarships are available and should be requested upon application. Among the sponsors are Founder's Forum, Craig Technologies and IAP Worldwide Services.

The Florida Tech Commons is located at the corner of Babcock Street and University Boulevard. For more information, visit http://wbc.fit.edu/young-entrepreneurs.php. To register, visit wbc@fit.edu, or call (321) 674-7007.

About the Founders Forum
The Founders Forum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the needs of entrepreneurs within the Brevard County, Fla. community and was established in 1985 as a nonprofit organization. Originally a forum where new businesses could meetwith funding sources and potential investors, Founders Forum has evolved into an educational andnetworking organization where entrepreneurs can learn from and build relationships with many of theregion’s most successful business leaders.

About the WBC
The WBC at Florida Tech is partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is an outreach of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. The WBC provides women with opportunities, tools and connections to advance their global influence and success. The center offers well-equipped facilities conveniently located at Florida Tech, teachers, mentors and volunteers with expertise and business knowledge, partnering with community organizations for broad outreach, and training and resources that are onsite and online to accommodate busy schedules and provide easy access.

About Junior Achievement of the Space Coast (JASC)
Junior Achievement of the Space Coast is the Brevard organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JASC provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Today, JASC reaches more than 11,000 students in Brevard County. For more information, visit www.jaspacecoast.org.

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