Build Your Own Start-up this Summer!

The JABC Summer Start-Up Camp will give students the knowledge needed to create a start-up and to present a pitch to a panel of expert judges. Students will learn about the initial steps of operating a business, and how they can present their business to angel investors or venture capitalists.

While planning out their company idea, participants will learn about social media marketing, venture funding, public speaking, and business fundamentals. They will also learn to maintain and analyze financial records and create a business plan which will help them better establish their pitch.

The JABC Summer Start-Up Camp supports the curriculum objectives of a range of subjects including entrepreneurship, marketing, general business, career studies, public speaking, mathematics, leadership and co-op.

By the end of the JABC Summer Start-Up Camp, students will understand the components of creating a successful pitch and the initial phases of starting a business enterprise.


  • Session #1 

    • Week of July 11th – July 15th, 2022
    • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
    • No experience required
  • Session #2 

    • Week of August 8th – August 12th, 2022
    • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
    • No experience required

Key Outcomes

· Discover the essentials of social media marketing

· Demonstrate the importance of ethical standards in business

· Systematically solve actual business challenges

· Foster positive relationships between youth and business communities

· Impart understanding of teamwork and responsibility

· Gather data, evaluate alternatives and develop a plan

· Make effective sales pitches and presentations

· Garner good communication skills


  • Students from Grade 10 to 12 are invited to join one of the two Summer Start-up Sessions. Students who have recently graduated from Grade 12 are also eligible to apply.


  • July: Downtown Vancouver
  • August: Surrey/Burnaby area TBA

Time Commitment

  • 30 hours per Session.


  • $25 per student. This fee is non-refundable and due at the time of acceptance into the Summer Start-up Session. We want all eligible students to have the opportunity to join this Bootcamp and, thanks to JABC donors, we can offer financial support if required. Please contact us for more information.

Mentorship Opportunities

  • Students will be guided by JA Alum mentors and business experts.
Submit Your Application Here

For more information, contact: Sofia Lopez at