Young Entrepreneurs Academy Offers Competition for High School Students

The Mobile Area Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy is inspired by the popular showdown format on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”


The Mobile Area Chamber is partnering with the Alabama School of Math and Science and University of South Alabama to develop a pilot business competition program based on a U.S. Chamber of Commerce program.


The Young Entrepreneurs Academy will consist of 30 weeks of instruction for high school students. Those entering the program will develop a business plan, logo and website and compete in front of a panel of judges. One entrepreneur is selected as a finalist to compete regionally, and then the top three go to nationals. The reward is a scholarship.


“There have been many conversations and planning sessions during the last year centered on developing and encouraging Mobile’s entrepreneurs. This new program plants and nurtures the seeds of what could be Mobile’s next big business,” says Bill Sisson, president & CEO of the Mobile Area Chamber.


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