Business Horizons



Starting a company and launching a new product at Business Horizons (BH) is not your typical class project. BH is a hands-on opportunity to work alongside Iowa professionals and students from across the state for one week to get a taste of entrepreneurship, learn valuable life lessons, and build upon those essential skills that are key for a successful future no matter your career path.


Meet the Professionals

During the week you will hear from expert speakers, network with professionals and entrepreneurs, tour a company and work alongside Iowa business leaders. 

Build Leadership & Teamwork Skills

Develop a strong team through team-building activities and a full schedule of challenges. It's up to your team to get things done, and up to you to define your role.

Prepare for Your Future

Learn tips like how to gain financial independence and what it takes to get a job after college. Business Horizons also looks great on a resume and college application!

Get Empowered

Work toward discovering your passions and strengths during the week. Business Horizons helps you learn to set goals for your future and recognize steps you need to take to accomplish them.

Have Fun & Meet New Friends

Summer is all about fun, right? There's no shortage at Business Horizons! Enjoy awesome evening activities with over 100 new friends from across the state.


WHO:  Any student currently attending an Iowa high school (in grades 9-12 during the 2017-18 school year)

WHENSunday, July 15 - Thursday, July 19, 2018

WHERE:  Central College in Pella, IA. You’ll stay in the air-conditioned dorms, eat in the cafeteria, and experience the college life for the week.

COST:  $385 covers all program materials, activities, room and board. Apply before June 15 to receive a $35 discount!


Applying for Business Horizons is simple! Follow these few steps to be on your way to joining us this summer:

1.  Click here to download and complete a 2018 application.

2.  Make sure everything is correct and be sure to include your parent/guardian and educator signatures.

3.  Submit your application and participation fee to the ABI Foundation by mail or email using the information provided on the application.

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