Alliant International University to host international youth entrepreneurship competition

Alliant International University will host a four-day entrepreneurial training and student competition, the Youth Entrepreneurship Program – Synthesized (YEPS), March 14 through 17, 2012 at its San Diego campus.

This unique program is for young entrepreneurs who are San Diego County high school seniors. California School of Management & Leadership faculty will teach students relevant business practices, focusing on two critical components – leadership and entrepreneurship training.

Students go through the academic components, develop a viable business idea and turn it into a business plan, which is presented to a panel of judges. Winners will be awarded a scholarship, an iPad2 and an invitation to the YEPS implementation phase where students will be mentored, helping them launch and manage their business venture.

Student applications – (PDF) are due on February 28, 2012. Student participation is free of charge.

The program is a collaborative effort between Alliant, the National City Chamber of Commerce, the California Foundation Fund and the San Diego County Office of Education as a part of the Annual Financial Education Week. Financial Education Week (FEW) is a week-long series on financial literacy designed to help the Hispanic community learn about and access resources that can help them attain financial security. FEW is being coordinated by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego.

Learn more about the YEPS student entrepreneurship competition.