Link to ARC home page.




THE DETAILS
WHERE
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WHEN
July 6-31, 2020
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Transportation to, from, and within Pittsburgh
  • Full room and board, including meals
  • All related activities paid, including extracurricular activities
  • Paid work experience and job shadowing; a stipend of $600
  • Mentoring and coaching, including career exploration
  • Networking and access to entrepreneurial resources
See the program flyer and the FAQs for more info.

We have extended the application deadline for the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy to April 15, 2020. Applicants also have the option of submitting the name and contact information to be contacted as a reference in lieu of a letter of recommendation. Should this program need to be modified further, an announcement will be made in mid-April.


We are hosting two informational webinars on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Please join us to hear more about the AEA program and to ask questions. The webinars are open to students, parents, guardians, and teachers.

UPCOMING WEBINARS


Tuesday, April 7 @ 8am


Tuesday, April 7 @ 6pm

2020 Appalachian Entrepreneurship Informational Webinar with Live Q&A

April 7, 2020 8:00 AM Eastern Time

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2020 Appalachian Entrepreneurship Informational Webinar with Live Q&A

April 7, 2020 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADER IN APPALACHIA?

Appalachia's high school seniors enrolled in the 2020-2021 school year are invited to apply for the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA), a four-week, all expenses paid, immersive entrepreneurial experience!


What is the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy?

  • A residential summer program for the next generation of Appalachian innovators and entrepreneurs.

  • An opportunity for skill building tutorials in business planning, product development, and idea modeling.

  • Paid work experience with businesses, startups, and other members of Appalachia's budding entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • A chance to win seed funding in a team based professional pitch competition.

Founded by the Appalachian Regional Commission and made possible by the Institute for Educational Leadership.

For more information about the program, download this flyer and read the FAQs.


Missed our February 26th webinar?
Here's an overview of everything you need to know!

Applications are due by April 15, 2020!

How to Apply

Students applying to the Academy must be in their senior year of high school in the fall of 2020 and must attend a school in the Appalachian Region during the 2020-2021 school year.