Austin’s Original Pop-Up Business Camp
Join the thousands of campers who have learned to be great with money through Moolah U, Austin’s original pop-up business camp. Locally owned and operated since 2007!
Imagine starting and running a real kid business–making MONEY and keeping the profits—all in one amazing week! Go from Idea to Market Research, to PROFITABILITY. Kids explore how money really works and develop skills in leadership, teamwork and accountability while having TONS of fun.
Here’s what we’ll be exploring:
· How does a business work?
· What makes a great business idea?
· Where does the money come from?
· How can I make my money grow?
Campers develop a business idea, including a marketing plan, analyzing expenses and potential profit, delivering a good or service, determining how to invest the profits. The business partners then pitch their idea to our Barracudas to get a loan for their supplies (Moolah U’s version of Shark Tank) and then produce and sell their product for the week. All this, couched in an environment of play/exploration and a variety of self-directed activities.
Kids leave our program saying it was one of the best experiences that they have had and they return each year to learn more. Moolah U gives them tools to create a life of financial independence and responsibility, the life skills that we know make a difference for the next generation. Graduates of Moolah U are eligible to enter the Apprentice Training Program where they deepen their experience of leadership and financial skills. The Apprentice Program is a year round program that includes working with local business mentors, special workshops on life skills including time management, communication, and project based learning. Apprentices participate at camps on the leadership team and when 15 may enter the Apprentice Coach Internship Program.