COMPASS Business Innovation Program

Business Innovation Summer Immersion Program

Are you constantly scheming about ways to earn some extra money? Do you enjoy helping others solve problems? The Business Innovation Program will give you insight into what it takes to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship. Students will gain an understanding of how to set goals, plan out finances, and write a business plan. As you learn to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore whether a career in business is right for you. The week will culminate with a “Shark Tank” style competition in which students will present their business ideas to a panel of industry professionals with a chance to win prizes!

COMPASS 2020 will be held the weeks of June 21 and 28, 2020. More details will be posted this September.

What You’ll Experience

Topics

  • Creating Your Vision 
  • Setting Goals 
  • Financial Literacy 
  • Public Relations and Marketing 
  • Ethics in Business 

Hands-On Experience

  • Tour Local Businesses 
  • Hear from Industry Leaders 
  • Write a Business Plan 
  • Shark Tank Competition
A Day in the Life
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast  
  • 8:45-10:15 a.m.: Session 1 – Creating Your Vision  
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break  
  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Session 2 – Setting Goals  
  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:15-4:30 p.m.: Sessions 3 & 4 – Field Trip to City Bakery in Asheville  
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Time  
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner  
  • 6:30-10 p.m.: Evening Activity – Capture the Flag  
  • 10 p.m.: Lights Out
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast  
  • 8:45-10:15 a.m.: Session 1 – Creating Your Vision  
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break  
  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Session 2 – Setting Goals  
  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:15-4:30 p.m.: Sessions 3 & 4 – Field Trip to City Bakery in Asheville  
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Time  
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner  
  • 6:30-10 p.m.: Evening Activity – Capture the Flag  
  • 10 p.m.: Lights Out
 

Where You’ll Be

Montreat College is part of the Asheville area’s vibrant cultural life. Explore the countless outdoor activities that make Western NC an international destination for adventure seekers.

Where You'll Stay

COMPASS attendees will stay in newly-renovated Anderson Residence Hall. Rooms include two twin beds, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two closets, one or two bookcases, and a private restroom.

Where You'll Eat

COMPASS attendees will dine in Howerton Dining Hall, which features multiple dining options to accommodate individuals with dietary preferences and allergies.

FAQs for Students and Parents

Pre-register for COMPASS

Students will now have two opportunities to attend COMPASS in 2020 during the weeks of June 21 and June 28! We invite all interested students to complete our free online Pre-Registration Form to stay up-to-date with the newest details as they become available.