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    January 31 - February 1, 2024

    @ Ceddia Union Building, 408 Lancaster Dr. Shippensburg, PA 17257

    Hosted by the Charles H. Diller Center of Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation at Shippensburg University




    Are you a high school student in the Shippensburg, PA area? Are you interested in learning how to start your own business? Apply for the the Diller Center Innovation Academy, a free 2-day startup bootcamp where high school students will join teams, meet with expert mentors and facilitators to learn essential skillsets like problem solving, business models, and leadership to develop their own startups ideas. Participate for the chance to win scholarship awards and cash prizes! Oh and there's free food (who doesn't love free food?)!


    The theme of the academy is Green Entrepreneurship; students will focus on problems and opportunity areas related to environmentalism, sustainability, and renewable energy.

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    Wednesday, January 31 (8:30 AM - 2:30 PM):

    • Learn about brainstorming
    • Pitch ideas focused on environmentalism
    • Form teams
    • Create your first business model
    • Talk to customers and work with mentors

    Thursday, February 1 (8:30 AM - 2:30 PM):

    • Develop a prototype of your solution
    • Learn about different ways to make money and think through your costs
    • Spend the rest of the day preparing your final pitch with your team.
    • Finish the program strong with your final pitch followed by networking

    Submit your application via the below link by

    Friday, January 19, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET


    Three entrepreneurship students from Shippensburg will be teaching everything about entrepreneurship you need to know! Learn more about them here.

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    Ian Farmer

    Shippensburg University '24

    I'm a senior at Shippensburg University, double majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. I recently achieved a top 10 ranking at the 2023 European Innovation Academy.

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    Bailey Arensmeyer

    Shippensburg University '24

    I am a senior entrepreneurship and innovation management major here at Shippensburg. This summer I participated in the European Innovation Academy in Portugal and my team place in the top 10 out of over 100 teams! I can’t wait to teach you what I learned!

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    Hayden Hunt

    Shippensburg University '24

    I am in the last semester of my MBA program here at Ship, and graduated with my BSBA in Business Management last May. I’m also a member of the XC/Track teams here!



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