Running Start
Running Start
Providing Entrepreneurial Skills for Youth in Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
 

Providing Entrepreneurial Skills for Youth 

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Running Start Workshops Begin in February, 2018

Our first set of Running Start workshops begins on February 24, 2018. Each Running Start program consists of 4 weekly workshops teaching the essentials of entrepreneurship to kids. 

What Is Running Start?

A unique and engaging mentor-led, workshop-based approach to equip kids with entrepreneurial skills... and the tools to start a business!

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Who Needs a Running Start?

43% of students in grades 5-12 plan to start a business. 

 
 
 

— Gallup Poll

 
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How Does Running Start Work?

Students in Running Start workshops start with an IDEA.

Then, with the assistance of the experienced mentors leading the workshop, students TEST the idea.

They are guided in BRANDING and MARKETING their product.

Finally, they are assisted in developing the best strategies to PITCH their product to potential partners and funders.

 
 
 
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Why a Running Start?

In addition to teaching the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, Running Start prepares students for life's challenges by cultivating...

Risk-taking

Teamwork

Presentation Skills

Creativity

Problem Solving

Critical Thinking

Leadership

Negotiation Skills

 

 
 
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What Do Students Take Away from Running Start?

The Tools They Need to be Entrepreneurial

A Foundation for Valuable Life Skills

A Completed Running Start Workbook

Running Start Certificate of Completion

A Business Plan

Opportunities for Internships and Job Shadowing

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