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IMPACT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Camp

IMPACT is a pre-collegiate innovation & entrepreneurship lab experience that will prepare you to start a venture and learn about the transformative impact offered by higher education.

Dates: June 18-24, 2023

Cost: $800 for the full-year program, including the week of camp. Scholarships are available. 

Are you a student who wants to be part of IMPACT and you do not know how to be nominated? Please send us an email to IMPACT@taylor.edu.

What Will IMPACT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Camp Be Like?

IMPACT will help you develop your God-given leadership abilities, preparing you to transform society for the common good. You’ll have opportunities to engage with a community of like-minded learners and mentors to further grow your abilities as a leader and entrepreneur.

During the week of camp, you’ll be engaged in many different activities focused on problem solving and entrepreneurship, such as: 

  • Peer-to-peer discussions
  • Sessions with world-class speakers
  • Personalized leadership coaching with current Taylor students
  • Experimental learning outside the classroom

After camp ends, the journey is far from over. As part of IMPACT, you’ll experience:

  • A yearlong venture acceleration with online classes and regular meetings
  • Access to dual-credit Taylor classes
  • Opportunity to pitch your project in a Shark Tank-like event and win prizes

By the end of the week on campus, each group should have developed a stable project that offers a solution to their assigned real-world problem. This will lead into a 10-month period of acceleration that will teach you how to transform your idea into a viable venture. At the end of the program, each group should have all the necessary tools, information, and minimum skills to build a successful venture. 

Who is IMPACT for?

IMPACT is designed for high school students who desire to address society’s most pressing needs with creative and innovative solutions and those who seek to become entrepreneurs by turning their ideas into real businesses. If you are someone who wants to engage in innovation & entrepreneurship or know others who do, IMPACT is the right place!

The Impact of Faith

At IMPACT, we ground our commitment to leadership development in a framework that prizes serving others, caring for the community, and thinking more highly of others than ourselves. This servant-leadership paradigm is fundamental to how we approach the development of entrepreneurs and the kind of ventures they pursue. Through this weeklong, immersive experience, you’ll be exposed to entrepreneurial exemplars, people of faith who embody the values and virtues of servant-leadership who are spiritually grounded and represent the best of the Christian community’s contribution to the common good. 

Contact Us

Questions? Email impact@taylor.edu to get answers. 

Faculty

Mick Bates

Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • D.Mgt , George Fox University
  • MBA, Regent University
  • BS, United States Military Academy
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