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Be Your Own Boss - Entrepreneurship Day Conference

The Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship work with regional partners to provide Iowa high school students the opportunity to attend a one-day entrepreneurship conference.  The all day program brings together students and educators for a day of networking, brainstorming, listening to speakers, and education. 

While learning the nuts and bolts of business ownership, participants:

  • Hear start-up stories from young entrepreneurs who started successful businesses while in high school or college,
  • Attend sessions designed to assist young people in turning their hobbies into businesses,
  • Network with other students interested in or operating businesses,
  • Learn about the entrepreneurial classes offered at Iowa colleges and universities.


John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center The University of Iowa