• Grades 9-12 (as of fall 2023)
  • Free of charge
  • Led by JA Alum mentors and business experts
  • No experience required

Build Your Own Start-up this Summer!

The JABC Summer Start-Up Camp will give students the knowledge needed to create a start-up and pitch to a panel of expert judges. Students will learn about the initial steps of operating a business, and how they can present their business to angel investors or venture capitalists.

The program supports the curriculum objectives of a range of subjects including entrepreneurship, marketing, general business, career studies, public speaking, mathematics, leadership and co-op.

Program Details

Vancouver Camp (FULL)

July 10 – 14, 2023 | 9:00 AM -3:00 PM PST

TELUS Garden Offices, 510 W Georgia St, Vancouver, V6B 0M3

Vancouver Camp is now FULL. To join waitlist, please email Josh Willemsen at j.willemsen@jabc.org

Students on the waitlist will be contacted on the evening of Monday, July 10th if there are available spots to join Tuesday morning.

Nelson Camp

July 31 – August 4, 2023 | 9:00 AM -3:00 PM PST

Nelson Innovation Centre, 91-d Baker St, Nelson, V1L 4G8

Key Outcomes
In this program, students:
  • Discover the essentials of social media marketing
  • Demonstrate the importance of ethical standards in business
  • Systematically solve actual business challenges
  • Foster positive relationships between youth and business communities
  • Impart understanding of teamwork and responsibility
  • Gather data, evaluate alternatives and develop a plan
  • Make effective sales pitches and presentations
  • Garner good communication skills

For more information about the Nelson Camp, contact: Alanna Tynan at a.tynan@jabc.org

For more information about the Vancouver Camp, contact: Josh Willemsen at j.willemsen@jabc.org