ERC, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center present Youth Entrepreneur Symposium

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2011-10-17
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Through collaboration efforts with the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne, the Huntington University Enterprise Resource Center will host a Youth Entrepreneur Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Habecker Dining Commons banquet rooms.

The ERC and NIIC invite high school students from Huntington North High School and Huntington University to partake in this year’s competition.

Students will collaborate in groups and invent a new application for Facebook, iPod, iPhone or Androids. This day-long event focuses on creative ideation and is not a business plan competition. Once students create a concept, they must expand their product into a business concept. Each group determines the product, how it is different from other products, how they would make money, who the customer would be and how the customers would use their product. Finally, they decide where and how their product would be sold. At the end of the competition, students will present their ideas with a chance to obtain prizes.

All students will compete in mixed teams of high school and college-aged students.

For more information regarding the symposium, contact Kay Schwob at 260-359-4104.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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