Junior Achievement USA’s latest crop of budding entrepreneurs are looking to bend pols' ears with prospective start-up plans on Tuesday. And the aspiring businesspeople are fully prepared to sweeten the deal by dishing out free ice cream.
JA’s annual “trade fair ” is scheduled to take place Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Hart 902.
Members and staff who attend the presentation will have the opportunity to pick the brains of more than six dozen teen problem-solvers hailing from Chicago; Atlanta; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Denver; San Diego; Minneapolis-St.Paul; Cupertino, Calif.; St. Louis; Nashville, Tenn.; Tampa, Fla.; Springfield, Mass.; Lancaster, N.Y.; and Camden, Del.
Some of the moneymaking ideas on the minds of the would-be wheelers-and-dealers include:
- Subscription make-up delivery (a la a lipstick of the month club)
- School mascot-branded belts
- Hand-cranked robo vacuum (battery-free operation)
- Branded digital screen cleaners
- Customizable bracelets
- A website development school (Check yo’ self, ITT Tech!)
Organizers said Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.; Al Franken, D-Minn.; Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; and Reps. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo.; Chris Collins, R-N.Y.; and Scott Peters, D-Calif., have all agreed to give the projects a look-see.
Jack and Jill ice cream (with assorted toppings) and freshly baked apple pie. And they can wash it all down with lemonade or iced tea.