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At a Glance

University of San Diego,

Knauss School of Business

July 8th - July 15th

Early Bird: $1,595

Regular Tuition: $1,995

About YES

The Young Entrepreneur Showdown (Y.E.S.), hosted by The Entrepreneur Academy, is a one week summer camp program providing high school and college students hands-on entrepreneurial education. Students are housed on the University of San Diego campus and will learn entrepreneurship through workshops and mentorship. Students will hear from successful entrepreneurs, collaborate in small groups, and learn to turn their business ideas into real start-ups. Each team has the opportunity to  compete in a "shark tank" style pitch competition for a cash prize.

Who is YES for?

Gain an extra edge to stand out on your college applications

Network and build relationships with other like-minded students and entrepreneurial professionals

Learn about modern-day entrepreneurship

Leverage your creativity to devise new ideas and solutions to problems

College Students

Why Join YES

Many of us are familiar with stories of Google, Apple, and Microsoft founders who dedicated months, if not years, to bring their business ideas to fruition. However, imagine if there was a quicker route to achieving success. By enrolling in this YES, you'll have the chance to share your business ideas with influential business leaders, receive priceless feedback, and compete to win a cash prize. Unlike Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Larry Page, you don't need to spend years trying to revolutionize the world. Join the YES team today!

Student Benefits

Exposure to a College Environment

Stand Out on College Applications

Network with Leading Entrepreneurs

Gain Real-World Lifelong Skills

Gain Experience for your Future Career

Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Develop Financial & Marketing Literacy

Enhance Team & Leadership Skills

College Recommendations (by request)

Receive a Certificate of Achievement

Explore Campus Amenities

Build Your Resume

What is the Showdown?

Do you want to change the world?

The Young Entrepreneur Showdown is a thrilling competition where students can pitch their unique ideas for a new and innovative buiness to a panel of expert judges. Similar to the popular television show "Shark Tank", students will have the opportunity to impress the judges with their presentation skills and convince them why their product is worth investing in.


Not only will this competition be a fun and exciting way for your child to showcase their creativity and business acumen, but it will also be a valuable learning experience. Students will gain valuable skills such as public speaking, marketing, and salesmanship, all while having a blast and competing a cash prize.

Program Overview
& Schedule


Early Bird Tuition


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Early bird discount available until April 30th.

Regular Tuition


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Tuition Breakdown

On-Campus Housing

Access to Campus Amenities