Learning the business: Junior Achievement CEO Academy

Twenty-eight students from 12 area high schools recently spent a week learning what it takes to become a successful business leader, and some received scholarships for their winning ideas. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s CEO Academy, a weeklong summer camp led in partnership with FGCU Institute for Entrepreneurship, was held in early June at FGCU’s Emergent Technologies Institute. Throughout the week, student teams developed unique business concepts and comprehensive business plans, working to complete their projects and compete in a “Shark Tank” style model competition for college scholarships. Under the guidance of experienced local business leaders, entrepreneurs and Florida Gulf…

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