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MVF Youth travel to Chucktown

Beach Biz Camp

Last week seven youth involved in our inaugural Youth Entrepreneurship Program with Clemson University traveled to Charleston, SC for the Beach Biz Camp. We began our trip to the Holy City by stopping at our classroom off Meeting Street. We continued our work with Devin Swindall from Clemson University on each of the youth's Business Model Canvas', a business planning tool for entrepreneurs.  Check out a brief video outlining the business model canvas method below! 

Each youth presented their venture proposals and continued brainstorming the next steps and research for their start-ups. 

Following, we broke for lunch and explored the downtown Charleston Market where we spoke with shop keepers and entrepreneurs on the experiences they have had with their ventures. We spoke and learned from some talented local crafters, foodies, and artists throughout the market.

The afternoon we worked with Andrew Barton with Andrew Barton Design , delving into the impact of branding and logo design. We discussed how brands have immense impact in the success of our ventures and how businesses use them to their advantage. We soon went to work sketching potential venture logos and names. 

What's a good business trip without having a little fun? So we spent time exploring the town via carriage ride, toured Green Heart Project, jumped some waves in Isle of Palms, and meandered through the Charleston Aquarium all before heading home.  

 

Shannon, MVF Youth Partner, sharing his venture proposal. 

Shannon, MVF Youth Partner, sharing his venture proposal. 

Exploring the Market

Exploring the Market

Andrew Barton posing with the logo creations!

Andrew Barton posing with the logo creations!