Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

TALENT Summer Camp

Experience the first year of a Start Up in one week.  This camp is an action-packed simulation game about entrepreneurship for teams.  It realistically simulates starting a new tech business from scratch:  developing an idea into a product or service, finding partners, creating a business model, designing marketing plans and media, raising investment from investors and sales.  The goal is to end the week by making a profit.  The experience involved teamwork and problem solving to overcome challenges that occur during the lifecycle of a business.  Participants may use this experience as a springboard to enter IMSA's Power Pitch contest.  This camp includes field trips to 1871, Chicago's incubator for digital startups.  

Discover your aptitude for entrepreneurship by working as a team to develop a new business from scratch in one week.