Junior Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (jEM)

The Junior Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (jEM) Summer Program was created in 2009 by OBCED to inspire youth from the Twin Cities to pursue entrepreneurship and develop a relationship with the University of Minnesota. The goal is to expose them to leadership development initiatives and exciting learning opportunities.

The objectives of jEM are to:

  • Assist in the incubation of youth enterprise(s) in a supportive environment
  • Inspire the next generation of leaders in the Twin Cities
  • Foster and develop talented youth by leveraging University resources
  • Promote a knowledge ecosystem that is reflective of the diversity of the students
  • Connect small business communities with intellectually curious youths
  • Recruit aspiring high school students to the University of Minnesota