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SCSU 2018: Day Two – We’re Jammin’!

Day two began (as good days do) with an awesome breakfast in Garvey Commons. Tired students and staff came to life as they drank coffee and conversed with those around them. After a quick overview of the day with their companies, students went to hear a shareholder address from entrepreneur Joe Keeley in Ritsche Auditorium. […]

SCSU 2018: Day One – Welcome to Camp!

As the sun rose over St. Cloud State University, the students and staff of Minnesota Business Venture began preparing for the incoming 143 students from all over Minnesota. When students arrived they were greeted by enthusiastic CEOs (returning students) and BestPrep staff.     After checking in students received a name tag, a binder, a […]

SJU 2017: Day Five – Let’s Get Down to Business!

There was a warm breeze this morning while getting ready for the last full day of camp! Everyone was busy eating breakfast and rushing back to their company rooms preparing for their big presentation. The pressure has built up and each camper was working hard finishing up any final touches to enhance their product. But […]

SJU 2017: Day Four — Final Countdown

It’s already Wednesday, and we are well into the swing of Minnesota Business Venture. Campers enjoyed their last full day of working on their business plans before presenting them to a panel of judges tomorrow to ask for a loan. The day began with our entrepreneurial shareholder’s address from Tyler Olson, a MBV alum. He […]

SJU 2017: Day Three — Tuesday Halfway

We’re halfway into camp and are proud to see our campers engaged in activities and networking with others! While meeting other campers and business professions, campers were later challenged to prepare their professional expertise in a resume. We started the day with a keynote speaker: Nate Dungan. Dungan is the founder and president of a […]

SJU 2017: Day Two — Getting into the Groove of MBV

Our second day of Minnesota Business Venture is complete! With a full day of activities, company-bonding, and brainstorming, the campers are ready to rest up for what tomorrow will bring. Monday morning kicked off with a great start from Michael Keller, the CEO and President of Pearson’s Candy. Michael discussed the importance of a personal […]

SJU 2017: Day One – Let’s Begin Camp!

Today at St. John’s University, BestPrep staff, student staff (returning campers), and volunteers put together string bags full of goodies and prepared the student binders, name tags, and dorm room keys. Around 10am, the campers began to arrive at St. Mary Hall with their parents or on a bus. Staff members and volunteers excitedly welcomed the […]

SCSU 2017 Day 5: It’s Game Time – Business Plans

Butterflies fluttered stomachs this morning as students woke up for the ‘day of truth,’ their business plans! After breakfast, students began the day listening to Anton Vincent, from Moxie Capital, talk about globalization and our role in a changing world. He got students to think about how the US is just one small segment of […]