The North Dakota State University Research & Technology Park, in partnership with the school districts of Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead, is seeking 30 students who demonstrate an aptitude in the areas of math, science and technology with an interest in entrepreneurship.
Selected students will attend a five-day, technology-focused Entrepreneurship Academy at NDSU on June 6-11.
The academy is led by NDSU Research & Technology Park staff, with assistance from industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs. Students work in teams with a simple business case to determine the best way for the business to compete, identify capital needs to start the business, and devise a plan for successful management.
Participants are provided with business cases, two days of instruction and the necessary materials to assist them in the successful completion of the program. On the final day, teams will give a 15 minute "investor pitch" to a panel of judges in a business plan competition setting. Tuition vouchers to NDSU are awarded for the top two teams whose presentations are judged as having the most solid business strategy and promise for success.
Interested West Fargo parents and students should contact their respective school office, or call Paul Tefft at 701-499-3628 for an application. The deadline to apply is April 5.
For more information about the NDSU Research & Technology park, visit www.ndsuresearchpark.com.