Teens Invited to Business Innovation Camps

The camps will take place at MOSI in June.

From Forward Thinking Initiatives:

Future entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses and make money before school resumes can gain an advantage at Forward Thinking Initiatives’ (FTI) Teen Business and Innovation Camps at the  during the weeks of June 11 and 18.

FTI, a Tampa Bay nonprofit, teaches entrepreneurship, innovation and creative thinking to teens. The organization’s four hands-on camps in MOSI’s Idea Zone are designed for kids going into grades six through 12, and aim to inspire them to come up with products and services, and then build businesses around their ideas.

At the camps, teens will make their own hoops and learn hooping; build Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) that they’ll test underwater; recreate DaVinci’s inventions, like the catapult; design video games; and use 3D modeling software Sketch Up to create real-life product ideas.

During FTI’s two Biz Innovation Station camps (June 11-15 and June 18-22 from 9-11:30 a.m.), students will learn how to create new products through computer technology, art and marine robotics. During the two afternoon Biz Kids camps (June 11-15 and June 18-22 from 12:30-3 p.m.), teens will learn how to start their own company with a business plan.

“Teens who attend both the morning Biz Innovation Station camp and afternoon Biz Kids camp will get the most out it,” said Debra Campbell, founder and president of FTI. “And each camp is different, so teens can attend all four.”

Camp registration is $250 per camp, and MOSI members who sign up for two camps receive $50 off. Campers can register online. For more information, email Debra Campbell at Campbell@forwardthinkinginitiatives.com.


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