Native American Youth Entrepreneurship Program
A 3-5 day intensive workshop to build entrepreneurial skills and gain real-world experience from Indigenous professionals
Are you interested in being your own boss and making your own money?
Do you have a product or service idea you'd like to turn into a business?
IN LESS THAN ONE WEEK, YOU WILL:
Transform ideas into a business outline by doing fun, hands-on activities
Learn leadership skills from Native American business professionals
Collaborate with students from Native nations from across the U.S.
Win gift card prizes & UArizona swag
DAY 1 Monday: What Is Entrepreneurship?
DAY 2 Tuesday: Defining Your Product/Service
DAY 3 Wednesday: Marketing & Identifying Your Target Market
DAY 4 Thursday: The Costs of Doing Business
DAY 5 Friday: Speed Pitch Showcase
Attendance for all 5 days is required
- A computer or mobile device with a reliable internet connection (Note: Mobile devices (smart phones, tablets) are supported but may not be ideal for required assignments)
- Up-to-date internet browser
- Headphones, earbuds or speakers
- Webcam and microphone
Must be a student in high school grades 9-12 as of fall 2023 (or a graduating senior May 2023)
- Must identify as Indigenous and reside within the United States
Application Fee: $50
If you have any questions or disability accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats) please contact us.
The aim of NAYEP is to foster skills to encourage private-sector development in Indian Country by teaching high-school youth the basics of economics, computer skills, strategies for success, and business-plan preparation.
NAYEP is made possible by generous support from the Udall Foundation