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Stu Clark Centre hosts entrepreneurship camp for Indigenous teens

July 18, 2014 — 

A group of eager young members of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC) will try their hands at entrepreneurship by taking part in a New Venture Adventure Camp hosted by the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship from July 21 to 25.

WASAC develops leadership and mentorship skills for Aboriginal youth through sport and recreational programs. The organization selected the group of 20 female students, ages 14 to 16, to participate in the camp.

Campers will spend the week at the Asper School of Business discovering what it takes to be an entrepreneur. They will learn how to develop and present a business plan, and explore teamwork, basic sales techniques, marketing and break-even analysis.

Pino Pisano, founder of WASAC, says, “The group is so excited to experience a week of how it feels to be part of a university setting – which is something many of these young people might not otherwise get to experience. With the encouragement of programs like this, their future looks brighter!”

The highlight of the week is the “Vendors of New Venture Adventure” sales competition where students sell their products at The Forks Market on Thursday, July 24 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The students will sell products they made at camp, such as greeting cards, jewellery, and picture frames. At the end of the week, campers will celebrate their success at a graduation ceremony.

This is the second New Venture Adventure Camp the Stu Clark Centre has offered this season.

Editors, please note that all campers have signed photo release forms.

For more information contact Amy Briscoe, Program Coordinator, Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Manitoba, at:
204-474-8635 (office), 204-898-7811 (cell), or amy [dot] briscoe [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.

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