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Minnesota Business Venture, Session 2: Day 4 Empowerment Day, Sponsored by the Allstate Foundation

MBV’s concluding theme is Empowerment Day. Thank you to the Allstate Foundation for sponsoring the final day of camp. The Allstate Foundation works to empower all people to imagine — and achieve — better for themselves and their community. We can’t imagine a better sponsor of our Empowerment Day.   Throughout the week, students dared […]

Minnesota Business Venture, Session 2: Day 3 Career Day, Sponsored by St. John’s University, Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship

Career Day is a day full of actionable takeaways that give the students the tools they need to develop their leadership, presentation skills, and career preparedness. Thank you to St. John’s University, Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship for sponsoring this impactful day. Given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, the business world has seen radical […]

Minnesota Business Venture, Session 2: Day 2 Financial Freedom Day, Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Financial Freedom Day brought tons of important messages about living a meaningful life, reflecting on your values, and of course, how to manage money.   The day started off with a powerful keynote speech delivered by Justin Halverson, Partner at Great Waters Financial. Justin grew up in Arcadia, WI and attended the University of Minnesota’s […]

Minnesota Business Venture, Session 2: Day 1 Dare to Dream Day, Sponsored by Arby’s

Another session of MBV means another opportunity for campers to broaden their horizons, develop their teamwork skills, and learn from the experience of business leaders. Dare to Dream Day was sponsored by the Arby’s Foundation. Thank you Arby’s for making camp a possibility this year! Following our kick off led by Janae, students heard from […]

Catching up with Noor Naseer, MBV Student Leader

BestPrep’s Communications and Events Intern, Keagan Eng, spoke with Noor Naseer, an incoming Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) student leader for the summer 2021 program. She currently attends The Blake School in Minneapolis and works as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the high school’s newspaper. Noor attended MBV last summer and is looking forward to volunteering as a student leader, or CEO, this summer to guide a group of students, or “companies,” through the program. Noor provided insight into her […]

From MBV to the Event Industry: An Interview with Caitlin Pinick

BestPrep’s Communications and Events Intern, Keagan Eng, had the chance to hear from Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) alum, Caitlin Pinick, about how MBV has taken her to a dream job in Partnership & Sponsorship Operations for Welcome America, Inc. Caitlin shared her journey from attending MBV as a student to her current leadership role in the event industry.  Caitlin attended MBV in 2009, after her mom discovered the program through a […]

Catching up with MBV alum Grace Schillewaert

BestPrep’s Communications and Events Intern and past Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) student, Keagan Eng, had the opportunity to speak with Grace Schillewaert, another MBV alum and co-founder of the Monticello Education Connection. Grace shared how her experience at MBV helped shape both her college and career aspirations.  Grace attended MBV as a camper in 2016, after reading about the program on a poster hanging in […]

eMBV 2020 Session 2 Day 3: Making Moves Day, Sponsored by the Allstate Foundation

Day 3 was opened by the greatest program manager, Janae, and our theme was “Making Moves,” sponsored by the Allstate Foundation. Our first keynote speaker was Rob Goggins, the CEO of Great Clips. A little background on Great Clips:  It was established in 1983 and today has over 1,200 franchisees, $1.6B in sales last year, […]