eVenture is Charter Partners Institute’s flagship program, a one week hands-on entrepreneurial experience held each summer at Charter Farms. To get an idea of what it is like, explore the information and scenes from past eVenture programs in the sidebar to the right.
The program is designed to give high school students the confidence and skills to reach beyond the “right answers” taught in school and find their own innovative new answers. Why? First, because life is more fulfilling when you pursue your passions and know you have contributed to making some part of our world better. Second, because innovation skills are in very high demand. Companies must constantly reinvent themselves today when there are smart competitors all over the globe ready to copy and improve any technique or practice they can find.
At eVenture, you are in charge. You form a team, come up with your own innovation opportunity, and mold a novel new business or social initiative in 5 days−then present to an investment panel on Saturday. It is a lot of fun. You make new friends, build on the ideas of others, share trials and successes, interact with a variety of successful entrepreneurs/mentors, and let the magic of Charter Farms open your mind. It is also intense. During the week you challenge yourself to do things you probably have not done, learn how mistakes provide a path to success, and encounter things you did not even know to ask. In the end, it is both rewarding and valuable. Graduates regularly talk about how they leave with a new outlook on life and their own abilities.
If you choose, you can stay involved beyond the week to implement your venture, with a possibility of attracting funding support.
You provide the creativity, vision, trust, respect, and persistence.
We provide a highly engaging and supportive learning environment and access to everything you need to make your ideas real.
Expect an intense but fun and rewarding experience.
You are a good candidate if
- You have an idea you want to explore but have not had the opportunity;
- You do well in school but want to challenge yourself to be an innovative leader;
- You are less engaged in school because you prefer hands-on learning;
- You want to know how entrepreneurs develop novel, winning businesses.
For more information, either mail or email:
Charter Partners Institute
235 15th Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18018
The eVenture 2011 brochure can be downloaded using the following link: