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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Minnesota Business Venture
Sponsoring Organization: BestPrep

Main Contact
Name: Janae Olinger
Title: Program Manager
Address: 7100 Northland Circle N, Suite 120
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Phone: (763) 233-6325
Fax: (763) 398-0391
Curricular area: Social Science
Grades Served: 9 , 10 , 11


Minnesota Business Venture Goals: 1. Students will develop workforce readiness skills including teamwork, communication and networking. 2. Students will gain a better understanding of how to manage their personal finances. 3. Students will become more motivated to take steps to achieve success in the future.

Minnesota Business Venture Objectives: 1. At least 90% of students will report increased confidence in their skills, including teamwork, communication, and time management. 2. At least 90% of students will report that they now feel more motivated to take steps to achieve success in the future. 3. At least 90% of students will feel more comfortable with their money management skills such as saving, credit scores, investing, and budgeting.


Business people become the MBV faculty, called Resident Business Leaders, sharing their knowledge and business skills with the future workforce. Throughout the four-day session, students and business mentors attend online breakout presentations on career opportunities, college admissions, entrepreneurship, presentation skills, and finance. They participate in activities such as a mock interview, financial planner Q&A panel, and sessions to develop financial literacy skills. A business simulation exercise is the core project for students, where they focus on roles in the areas of marketing, finance or operations to create and develop a product or service that they then present to a panel of business plan judges.

The Minnesota Business Venture curriculum has been developed and will continue to be refined annually by the Advisory Committee, which is comprised of business professionals from top companies in Minnesota.

Program Dates

Session 1: July 12-15 Session 2: July 26-29

We are offering two, four-day sessions.

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? No

Can students take online classes? Yes

Estimated Online cost per student
Tuition: $425
Fees: $174
Books: $0
Supplies: $125
Transportation: $0