Camp Girl Boss
Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders
Make a difference by Mentoring Girl Bosses
Upon completion of the Camp Girl Boss virtual program, campers are invited to participate in the Fall 2020 Business Plan Competition, where they will be placed on teams of 5 girls and 1 ‘woman in business’ mentor. Over the course of the 7-week innovation journey, the teams will work together to develop their own unique solution to the national challenge. Submissions will be judged first to select the winning team from each state, by a local team of 10 judges, and then will move on to the national competition where the winning team will be awarded $10,000.
Lead a local team of young entrepreneurs
National Challenge runs from September 15th to November 6th
Women Mentors bring the MAGIC
Want to support a local team of five Girl Bosses to complete the 2020 Fall Business Plan Competition? We need more ‘Women in Business’ who are ready to roll-up their sleeves, share their wisdom, and help to shape the next generation of emerging female changemakers through entrepreneurial leadership! Join the Camp Girl Boss family.
$10,000 Business Plan Competition
Camp Graduates invited to enter the 2020 National Challenge
Panel of State Judges
Each state will have a panel of up to 10 Entrepreneurial Experts to serve as the Business Plan Competition Judges, to select a winning team per state. Those 50 teams will then compete for the $10,000 top prize.
Teams of Girl Bosses
Upon completion of the Camp Girl Boss summer program, camp graduates will have the opportunity to apply to join a team of girl bosses from their own state to compete in the national Business Plan Competition.
Women in Business Mentors
The 2020 Business Plan Competition is will host up to 100 teams per state with 1 sponsoring woman mentor per team. We are recruiting “Women in Business” now to host their own local team. Deadline to apply is September 1st
What does it mean to Mentor?
Every team is comprised of 5 middle school girl bosses and 1 ‘Woman in Business’ Mentor. We are looking for women who have experience in business, whether that is in owning their own business or working in a professional setting. The role of the Mentor is to assist with facilitating the team meetings, keeping the team on task, and providing guidance around the completion of the business plan submission.
To become a Mentor, you would commit to sponsoring the team for the competition (tax deductible donation of $250), complete the 90 minute Camp Girl Boss Mentor Certificate (overview of curriculum and competition rules), and then manage the 7-week virtual program with the team of 5 girls. Each team will be provided a video conference breakout room and access to the Business Plan Competition Web App, with all supplemental materials provided. Teams are asked to meet virtually twice a week in order to complete the Business Plan.
There can be up to 100 teams per state and the girl bosses will have just completed the summer Camp Girl Boss program, which introduces them to the entrepreneurial terminology and concepts explored in the Competition.
The 7-week program launches September 15th and final submissions are due November 6th. Winners will be announced at the Camp Girl Boss Virtual Conference on November 21st. Deadline to Apply is September 1st
$10,000 Business Plan Competition & Virtual Conference
November 19 – 21, 2020
weeks of camp
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Sequoyah Fund is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving the Eastern Band of Cherokee and the seven western counties of North Carolina. They offer a variety of loan products for new and existing small businesses, and provide ongoing training and consulting for businesses throughout Western North Carolina. Sequoyah Fund owns the REAL Entrepreneurship Curriculum and serves as the Lead Organizer for the Camp Girl Boss program.