Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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

Experience the first year of a startup in one week

Discover your aptitude for entrepreneurship!


2016 dates to be announced soon

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Experience the first year of your startup in one week

What: Form a team to select and develop a STEM idea into something that consumers want and will make you a profit. This fast-paced experience compresses one year into one week. By the end, you'll have a business model, a product prototype, a marketing strategy, an investor pitch, financial backing (for the simulation), a budget and sales. The goal is to end the week with a profit.

Where: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, Illinois. 

Scholarships Available (for participants who qualify for Reduced or Free Lunch)